To live decent, I stand by my 100k. I can't speak for or know what it costs, to live on a farm, or a studio apartment. I live on the east coast of U.S. and 50k won't get a decent
living done with the way things are today.
Being a student at the green age of 21, I'm sure your life is not that complicated yet.
So let's make the number just 50k a year. There are millions of people playing online, what percentage do you think make 50k a year????
It's every poker players fantasy to make a living playing poker. And I'm not saying you won't be the next person doing it. But at your age I would concentrate on a real future, and on the back side try to make it with poker.
Most of the famous players we all look up to, and I might add half are mutts, got lucky winning a big tourney usually (millions). There are a couple of them that already were loaded with cash, but most of them just got lucky at the right time. Don't get me wrong here, they can play a good poker game
also. It's not all luck. And when you do win one of those huge purse tourneys, don't try and tell me you won it without allot of luck.
Your young with a hopefully bright future, and I wish you nothing but good luck with poker and everything else you do. Just trying to look at the whole reality thing when it comes to poker. Take poker for what it really is. Have a good time with it, maybe you'll make a little or maybe allot of money with it. But I certainly wouldn't want my future's balance banked on the cards being dealt out.
oh, and: Quote:
...or you believe in one of those theory's you read about how the long run will eventually pay off, because of your great play.
Umm how else is one supposed to make money in poker, might I ask?
What determines the long run? How much money do you need to get to the long run? When if ever do you decide to pull the plug? (up or down)
Like I said before, I guess eventually when everyone understands these theory's, which are being printed in every poker book you read today, and learn how to play a good game, it won't be long before everyone will be making a living playing poker online. Who knows maybe they'll even start a Union for online poker players, and we'll even get benefits, paid vacations, sick days, etc.