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In this first post, I want to tell you about my beginnings in the world of poker, my beginnings were at the end of 2001, one afternoon at university I saw my classmates play the same game that I saw on tv, which called me the Attention but I did not understand, I was amused to see that instead of chips my colleagues used stones, well the fact was that that same day I decided to investigate POKER and there I fell in love with that fascinating world. Since then I played amateur in a few clubs in the city, and I started to know online poker, I was not successful like many at the beginning and not because I played badly, but because of something very important in the world of poker and gaming. life, bank management; I remember that at the beginning of the online world I got to have 4000 dollars in about 3 months starting with about 300 dollars but finally I lost the 4000 and even lost my 300 dollars, from there I began to study not only how to play poker, but how to manage my money .
If the principles are more difficult, we have a similar story since I also started in college and with friends and my brother after that I opened my online poker account and in less than 2 years playing online I also obtained good results playing in the Low limits, but then as you say you did not have good bank management and lost my money, over time I read some books and even so every day something new is learned in this game.
Hello, at the moment I take poker as a hobby to which I am obviously dedicating study but at the levels that I play it is still not profitable for me, I would love that tomorrow I can say I live from poker
A lot of different things to different people. To me it's competition. I don't play for the money. I like leagues, leaderboards, trophies...stuff like that. Competing against great players and coming out on top is worth more than money to me.
Hobby, there is more to life than the variance of poker, studying poker is just one of many hobbies I have. Sure you can make money, but there is always the luck factor and downswings as part of business, who needs the headache?, instead, play for fun and if you make money great...playing online in USA outside of the regulated states is a complete wash. (live’ games at 1/2 where you can run game on recs works, but usually sketchy gamblers at games..which brings about its own host of problems lol) but I do love it as a hobby. If I move to Vegas or Jersey, I would think of it more seriously as real income.
If your overseas and care about the game, apply your skills and make bank. Your lucky you can play on real sites. (hint pick the sites you play smartly, by that I mean look up regulated vs unregulated, do your research)
For me it's just a hobby. Whenever I play for many days in a row I end up tired of playing and stop for a while. After a few weeks or months without playing, it makes me want to play again and I return. So, for me it only works as a hobby, if it starts to be seen as an obligation, I lose interest.
The first time I played poker was when I was 12 or 13. It was only a couple of times in the yard with friends. From that moment I remembered all the combinations and the principle of poker itself. With real money, I played poker for the first time when I was 20 years old. It was in a poker club, and from that time on I really fell in love with poker. For a while, poker was my main source of income, then I worked as a dealer in various poker clubs. Now poker for me is a hobby that I do in my free time.
Well ... when I started playing poker I took it as a hobby ... however a year ago I worried about learning more about poker ... I mean I started studying and watching professional streamers ... and now I take it more seriously in such a way that I hope I can live from poker ...!
Poker is difficult for a permanent income if you want to earn poker that you need to give yourself completely to poker and all svabodnoe time to devote to it and at the same time to develop a pile game and work on mistakes.
Although I play poker for a few years, I still play poker as a hobby now, I feel it will very stressful if I have to play daily and play for money seriously.
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How were their beginnings in poker, since they started playing it what was their first impression how they saw it based on these 3 options hobie, hobby, work or as a lifestyle.
How long did they take to understand the game and how long did they start taking advantage of this passionate game?
Is any kind of sport hobby, work or lifestyle?
Most of boys or girls begin to practice sport in early age of life as an amateur. If they like this practice and have any success in it, they can try to become pro. If they are pro, they began to work. They can participate in pro tournaments and get money mostly as sport show participants and sometimes money prizes as winners. Number of winners prizes is limited, so its we may consider as bounty or lottery prize.
All of the above applies to poker also.
We begin to play as hobby and if it like to us, we can try to study more about poker, but that doesn't mean that you will become poker pro.
You will work as a poker pro only when you start receiving money as participants in the poker show, and the prizes will only be bounties.
As for me, poker is still a hobby, you can also call it a Job if you won some world tour of poker EPT and began to invest your skills and knowledge in the poker world. I would not call poker a lifestyle, since giving more time to poker leads to loneliness.
When you are playing for fun it is a hobby.
When you are earning money for living it is a job.
When you are traveling around the world for playing poker it is lifestyle and maybe also a job when you make more money then losing.
At this point in time, poker is certainly one of my main hobbies. It’s not my profession, and I try to mainly have fun at the tables. There will always be those thoughts about MTTS glory, however, and I’ve had some people close to me in life make a good living from poker so who knows what the future may hold!