Originally Posted by cese1962
What is the best strategy?
Win as much as you can as often as you can. All the rest is details.
I believe that 90% more of the poker players are not professionals.
You do not have your winnings from only the poker games.
For those who work and study I would like an opinion to know how to master the schedules without influencing productivity at work and studies.
What is the best way to reconcile all this without tiring the head and the body?
You can't do that. School and work are a waste of time that could be better utilized at mastering Poker. If you go this route, know that you are picking a damned
hard way to make an easy living.
Sure, you hear stories about how some guy went to 'Vegas, played some Poker, and never went back home. Or how some guy with a minimum wage, dead-end job learned how to count cards at Blackjack
and never looked back.
Maybe it actually happens, but someone always wins the lottery too. The vast majority of Poker and Blackjack pros have gotten broke. More than once. There was that movie about the MIT Blackjack team and how they won millions. What the movie never mentioned was that the Team also lost
millions. That's variance.
You meet smart doctors/lawyers/engineers/businessmen who could be good, perhaps even world class, but they will always be above average rec-fish for precisely this reason: it isn't worth it to them to make the dedication that Poker requires.
If work and/or school is your priority, then that's where you focus your time and effort. Poker comes after, same as any other pass-time. Half fast effort will make you a mediocre student (when you flunked an exam because you wouldn't pull yourself off on-line Poker). Or someone your employer decides isn't worth keeping on the pay roll.
Get used to it: balancing school/work and Poker will leave you a rec-fish with maybe an above average skill set that makes you break-even or a small winner.
And there is nothing wrong with that. If it weren't for rec-fish, I
might have to start looking for a job