Originally Posted by kmichaels
I would like to know how is a private life of a poker player. I mean, what your family think about that? How is your relationship with your girlfriend? She accept the fact that you spend a lot of time on tables when you both could have quality time? What´s the advantages and disadvantages of a life of a poker player? What did you sacrifice to be a poker player? Is it worth or a waste of life time? The only goal is to haven Lamborghinis and hot chicks? Explain the unseen life of a poker player
for me its been difficult Its starting to get accepted a bit more now where my partner wants me to come out of work and is happy for me to make a bit of cash
grinding and any tournament wins are a bonus, whilest being with the kids more - she still doubts poker though.
I've shown like my recent results and a few of the family are quite impressed to see me cashing in the top 100 of 4 figure tournament fields fairly consistantly probably at least bi weekly at worst.
answer to your other question
the advantages of poker are giving yourself extra luxury, I wouldn't try to hard to become rich from it,
but even if you can make a few hundred extra dollers a month you get to live life, go places and have good nights out without like straining yourself and worrying about cash...
the disadvantages are ofcourse if poker is your sole income the swings and bad runs can be devastating and the tilt can be stressful, you can end up doubting yourself losing confidence, effecting your A game,
you can even end up falling into a false sense of security and falling behind the game as others get better or you decline in your own game for a number of reasons, mentally , emotionally and due to your ability to handle the variance of poker and also life.
So yea its never all rosie in my oppinion poker is about doing everything right and controlling your losses and riding out tough times with discipline and emotional self control...
you basically are you own boss, and you need to be able to give yourself inspiration and pick your morale up on tougher days and tactically be able to exploit your opponents and give yourself the team talk on how your going to win