Originally Posted by elblaaga
I am not claiming to be a pro probably far from it but I do know my game is decent, well lets just put it this way I have done pretty good playing live poker in a brick and mortar casino. Online it is something totally different no matter what changes I make to my game can't seem to get over the 200 $ hump.
I think I see what the problem is here...
Quite simply, the average live player is much, much, much
worse than the average online player. And before anyone takes great offense to that, I learned to play live and it's still my favourite form of the game. But you can't fight the reality. The average live $1/$2 game is probably full of droolers who just can't wait to give their money away - taking it from them is a relatively simple prospect. But play $200NL online, the same stakes, and you'll likely be up against a table of mostly solid players who are going to make far fewer mistakes.
So yes, absoutely, people make big sums of money playing online. But they're either much better than the average live player, or they've gotten very lucky.