Originally Posted by riverboatrat
let me ellaborate on something quick
many of the internet "pros" are youngsters living with their folks and their room and board and food is care of mommy n daddy and the money they make online is money for jam.
great but when you can pay rent or your bond, pay your car, send your kids to school, feed and clothe your wife n kids and still have money left over to go on holiday and have some cashon hand to buy a few drinks at the local pub every once in a while then and only then should you consider yourself a pro.
One major cash in a tourney also does not make you a pro.
You need to show consistency
I mean, im living at home, but if I played poker online cashgames for a few years and make 60k a year, why would I not live at home? Why waste money by moving out and paying for all your expenses?
If it means spending 25k on expenses for yourself in a year, then you lessen your overall profit needlessly. If you play for 3 years online living at home at 60k a year, you will have 180k profit.
Now if you move out, 25k x 3 years of expenses = 75k lost. So instead of being able to play higher stakes w/ a 180k BR and making 150-200k+ a year with your buldging bankroll, you only have 105k to your name.
Wouldn't it make sense to live at home, then once you have accumulated a small fortune, move out into the world w/ far more money than you could've, had you moved out right away?
To me, its much smarter to do this, these young players are poker professionals - just really smart ones. Im sure your parents will understand, the more you make... the more you can help them finacially in the future.