yes. many people do it. Will you become rich? Not unless you get very lucky and win some very big tournaments, and even then most of the time the players that win those are staked and only get a portion of the money. You will not be leading an easy lifestyle.
You should always search for soft games. Then its not that hard.
If you want to compete against solid opponents, you should put at least 1 year into studying on regular basis + playing a lot. If you do not give up, you will see big improvements with time and be able to compete with the best.
Yes, but only by making large investments (training and finance, self-discipline and developed thinking, full-time business approach). It seems to me much easier, for example, to buy an apartment and rent it out. Play poker for a fun/pleasure and random "jackpot".
I've got a large social media following (3+ million), so I get to play poker all day.. and it's feckin depressing! I earn a lot more from online businesses than poker and I do alright. Currently a 17% tournament win and that includes me playing for fun when I'm drinking at the weekend.
So many people get lucky and you bring another group of people around, THEY, then get lucky. Even playing the correct odds, you lose. I think it's more about playing people physically. Your presence and cred can go a long way, but online that doesn't apply.
You have a much better chance at live poker. Online is much tougher. But either way you have to work has hard as any other job to make a living, if not harder. There's no easy money. If there was everyone would be making it.
Look, if you good at poker, you could do it by winning some good amount of dollars then you can make withdrawal and investment of the acquired amount in something that will make you have a stable income, then you can play poker whanever you want.
Poker is a bit like sports -- few people have that talent and skill to make a living as a professional athlete . . . The difference between sports and poker is an athlete does not win with 'luck', he needs to be skillful to win, but a poker player many times will use luck and not realize he has won with luck as opposed to skill. I think Phil Ivey said it best when he was compared to Tiger Woods by a journalist and he quickly corrected the journalist being much more articulate than me. So the answer to your question is no I don't think a lot of people can make a living at poker . . .
Yes, of course I am totally convinced that if you can make a living from poker ... and that you don't need to be a genius to achieve it ... but if a very disciplined person ... who has emotions under control ... I mean to become in a tympanum of ice ... and be very persevering ...
of course putting all this together at the same time is not easy ...!
It's not impossible. But I think you have to have cash game capability for some consistency. I remember one player I met online and after he won about $110K in a WSOP event, he decided to turn pro. He played a few WPT games (yes $10K buy ins) and kept playing online. He said the caliber of competition was shocking. It was nothing like he expected. It was stressful and he lost most of what he won playing professionally. He did not play much cash. He was a MTT player and did not last long in his new career.
My brother tried playing cash games pro before he was ready and lost about $20K at high stakes. His career was over in weeks.
If you are going to try to grind, remember this. If what you enjoy so much as a hobby is what you would like to make your career, then you will eventually not love the game like you do today if you do make it a profitable career. It becomes work. In my mind, you still lose if you win.
I know people who really make a living playing poker, they have no other sources of income, and they say that it is difficult, although they like poker, they always cannot win). Therefore, I think that apart from poker there should be other work, with a reliable income. I certainly couldn't live off the poker income.
I think you can do it. You need a lot of luck in a tournament and you would achieve it, it also depends on how much you consider necessary to live. For example, I consider that with winning a first place in one of those 1 million dollar tournaments in which you win approximately in the first places up to 200K dollars, that would adjust you to live well for some years, so if you could live only on Winning a tournament, which is difficult is, but not impossible.
You can't make a living from poker if you play poker for less than $ 10. This is fun.
Stick around the forum a while longer.
This place is loaded with freerollers who have convinced themselves that not only can you build a bankroll with freeroll winnings exclusively, youíll bank enough for steady withdrawals and never have to depo a penny of your own money.
I enjoy poker. And Iíve never tried to bullshit anyone here that Iím a pro or that I bank big money because I do not.
Iíd love to be a stay at home pro but I donít make thousands playing the tables. So I canít.
well lets see can you play pro soccer, baseball, basketball, wrestling, golf, racing, poker. if you answered no to this they you probably can't make a living playing poker, but you can have a great time playing and sometimes winning OPM.
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it's pretty much not easy! To do this, you need to spend a lot of time playing poker every day and especially on weekends!! this is the same work as any other (for example, in the workshop) only at home! and there is not a stable income, sometimes in the negative