I think to be able to do that and live from poker you need to be 100 % dedicated to poker and for that you need to invest at least 10 hours a day in poker playing and studying and profits should be a yearly management as some months you will make more than you salary and some other you make noting or even loosing money.
I spend a couple of times winning big prizes, around 250 usd, for me it is a lot. My salary is around 100 usd, the money change is a lot. But at what was going what you earn fast, you also lose quickly, just keep in mind that there are more that you lose than those that you win
re: Poker & Do your poker winnings match your salary?
In fact, if you devote enough time to poker, you can start making money on it. I personally raised about $ 100, and I think I can do more, the main thing is to continue to develop and play poker, but my problem is that I do not withdraw money and do not comply with the "bankroll rules" when playing tournaments not based on bankroll. I'm still developing this)
I can't get to this performance of winning poker as much as I earn at work. I don't even know how, because I don't have a thorough study of poker strategy, I'm still at the level of playing poker more for personal pleasure than for money. Of course I would like to earn money from poker but I think that to do that you have to invest money, like playing cash games on more serious stakes but I'm not ready for that, I like how I am now.
It can be done but ofc theres ups and downs each month so its important how the losses are managed. If at the end of the month is there any profit and the player is a newbie thats still good, but if hes an experienced players thats not a biggie.
With rakes, variance, bad beats, etc., not only do you have to be a high level technical player, you also have to have a sizeable bankroll to start and the willingness to dedicate 10-plus hours per day to online poker in order to truly make a living. Even those that have the BR and time, only a select few can make a living off of it. For those of us that want to play recreationally, setting goals and limits is the key. Good luck!
In my case I play more recreational type, not so much thinking about earning a lot of money in addition to my salary, but as part of a very good game, which I really like and can give me an extra usd of income to my salary.
As I dont do cash outs. I just live with my hard work. my winnings go to increase my BR and try to play bigger buy ins, so then try to get a big hit, and then I will cash out a part of it and buy some good stuff and do some trevel.. or just keep trying and having fun in the process
Matching my salary with the Poker right now is easy, for the past five months i have been unable to work because of the restrictions due to the "pandemic". So yes I match my salary playing Poker... but it will not last. Hahaha !!
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