Are reported earnings BEFORE or AFTER you deduct their losses and entry fees?
From a website on Evelyn Ng....
"Yeah, she's stacked. This former blackjack
dealer earned over $250,000 in 2006 as a professional poker player. Oh, and speaking of stacked, "Evybabee" just made a cameo in the Xbox Texas
Holdem game, aptly named "Stacked". "
When I hear the media reporting how much money a pro made last year, is that the gross or the net? Is it just actual, confirmed, tournnament winnings that are easily verifiable? What counts to me is their net. If they pay $10,000 to enter 10 times, and don't win $100,000 until their 10th time, they have an income of $0 for their efforts, not $100,000.
Plus, I would think that if the player plays cash games, not just tournaments, and if they're good enough to win them over time, their true personal earnings are much higher than just their total tournament winnings.