Playing Professionally (Live): Advice.
Hi all...first post.
So, I'm 21 y/o senior college student...been playing Hold 'Em for six years or so.
I graduate in April, and I've been thinking about playing 'professionally' between then and when I start working f/t in September.
I've never been a great tournament player or a particularly profitable online player, but I tend to clean up playing live.
I've been dabbling with 2/5 NL lately at local casinos
(in Vancouver, Canada
). I've played countless sessions over the years, but only now am I approaching it with a work-like mentality. Some ten sessions in I've turned a very good profit (I've actually yet to turn in a losing session...I know I'm due). I'm looking for general advice.
I've established that I could handle 4-5 sessions per week at 4-5 hours per session. I'm hoping to profit 5k per month at this rate (I know that's pretty ambitious). Some general questions I have include:
-Should I get up and leave once I've met quota, or should I focus on putting in my hours? (I understand the general consensus is to put in your hours, but in my experience, if I make quota in a hurry I tend to sit on my chip stack for several hours without much action).
-Should I stay in Vancouver? There is good action here, but if I want to do this for a living for several months, would I be better to hop a plane elsewhere?
Any general advice on playing live professionally would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.