Originally Posted by spiderman637
Can someone make a living ( a modest one $100> a day ) playing SH NL50 I think I can beat this level whit out risking to much: if so what site is the best site for this kind of play.
What kind of restrains should i have to lay how many hours,put a lose/ win limit, play only one kind of game, when should I quit a game.
How can I take poker seriously?
I won't call it a living, but winning $100/day at 50nl 6max means the following:
1. If you're winning at 5BB/100, that means you're making $5 for every 100 hands you play, so 2,000 hands a day would do it. If your winrate is less, obviously you'd need to play more hands a day to meet $100/day - so, a 2.5BB/100 winrate means 4,000 hands etc. Good players are beating 50nl 6max for more than 3BB/100.
2. Let's say you're 6tabling 6max - that'd mean you're putting in around 550 hands/hour. If your winrate is 2.5BB/100, you need to play for more than 8 hours a day. Note that this is an enormous amount of time to play poker online, and very difficult for most people. Of course, if your winrate is 5BB/100, it's 5 hours a day, which is more realistic. But playing online poker also means reviewing your hand histories, studying, improving, so that 5 hours is really 8 hours.
3. Many people suffer a decrease in winrate when they increase the number of tables they play. If you don't already 6table and are currently beating 50nl for 5BB/100, don't expect to keep that winrate.
4. Set stop/loss limits for yourself. If you drop 3bi's in a session (or 2, or whatever you end up deciding is correct), stop playing, take a break, etc.
5. Most people end up w fatigue if they multitable for more than an hour or 90 minutes (causing huge bankroll losses). Don't expect to run two 4 hour sessions a day.
6. Quit any table where you don't see anyone you have an edge on. Preferably you want that player immediately on your right.
7. I don't have a strong opinion on sites, but you want to find one where you get rakeback, which will be money on top of your winrate. Google rakeback.