to not work and just play poker and earn profits need to become a good player but at the moment I am not a good player is not ready to leave your current job and only play poker,but if single win ten million dollars I would stop working for sure
You can not leave work! This is one of the basic laws for a poker player. Otherwise, one day you will remain without money and without work and will play conditional poker chips. Do not look at those who have managed to do this and have come out well - their units and you are not one of them.
I feel like if you have to ask yourself this question, then you definitely shouldn't be quitting your job. I think most pros would say they got to a point where it was totally pointless to go to work. In my opinion, having a cpl years salary in your br would be the minimum. Also having a backup plan is pretty important (i.e. finish school if you're in school).
"Of course you can. Can't is the real C word."
In Russia, even if you can win 600-700 dollars every month, you easy can leave your job and play only poker. But it,s not so easy can be as if seems for all. You need to be patient and play the game well.
That's why I am not sure if I would quit my work, even if I win lots of cash. I can say only, if I would win 1M$ , I would not need to go to work any more. That does not mean automatically, I would quit.
you know, I see some really good responses here. Personally I don't put a number on it. Instead I think of my bankroll (Live and online) as a high volatility investment account that I control with every action I make. from what buy-in to sit down at, to what tournaments to play in. all the way down to making a pre-flop raise to making a hero call or fold on the river.
Now, with that said, all investment accounts should be looked at as a form of retirement funds. Obviously its not my primary retirement fund, but with a little bit of luck it could be. On the other hand I could lose most of it. So I'm always adding to my bankroll with the extra funds I have. it is my last account I invest in, and that's even after my basic checking account and savings. If I lose money i don't need, its not lost money. If I make money off I don't need, then I'm closer to retirement.
The amount will be different for each person based on their life style. Good way to measure is based on your current salary from your full time job.
What ever the annual salary you are living with currently times three must be saved up and put aside as emergency funds. This amount cannot be touched or used as bankroll. This is the amount that you come back to if you fail as a poker player and need to get a new job again. You will have 3 years to get a job and get back on track.
I quit my job with that method but I am a sports bettor. I new to poker and trying it out. But i have a steady cash flow from my sports betting winnings each month. I find sports betting lot less stressful and less time consuming. I am trying poker as a hobby because its fun but i don't think i could ever play full time sitting on a table.