You know, I had this discussion with someone on another forum and he just tried to push his point of building a bank roll bit by bit so hard, I decided not to discuss it any longer. He doth protest too much.
My thoughts are - if you look at the pros making really good money at poker - many came from money - meaning they owned a chain of video rental shops, is a patent attorney, own successful restaurants, Wall Street wizards, etc. and brought in their own bankrolls and built on them. And they weren't $300 here $300 there, but $10,000's. Others are MIT grads and are braniacts and had the game well pegged before they started. You really need an edge one way or the other.
The older guys like Brunson and Cloutier played in the old poker rooms of long ago and built their bankrolls over the years - true grit natural poker players.
The young online pros seemed to go from Poker Stars
to TV Stars in minutes.
So I'd say anyone has a chance, but its really difficult to try and build a bankroll bit by bit and then think you'll be living off it unless you are VERY talented. And if you are - I hope to see you at the final table at the WSOP.
And another thing I was thinking about - HAVING to play poker everyday in front of a computer screen probably gets just as tiresome as day trading to make a living. The pressure is THERE! Maybe try to become a LIVE pro - at least you can travel the world and stay in some fantastic places. LOL I'm packing as I type!! J/K....