Professional poker player!

naitutreaba

naitutreaba

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who can say that you are a professional poker player???is a title job or something?or if you do this for a living ,that means you are one..?
 
robertocoelho

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It is one that is dedicated to poker as a profession
 
bakreni

bakreni

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i think this is when you make living from playing poker end its only way of earnings money
 
MattRyder

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GOOD question! I found a couple of interesting articles online related to canadian poker players below. If you're Daniel Negreanu, the answer is clear. For the rest of us, not so much.

Tax law on poker winnings: Read it and weep
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/tax-law-on-poker-winnings-read-it-and-weep/article1210182/

Poker Players Get Fair Deal
http://www.law.utoronto.ca/blog/faculty/poker-players-get-fair-deal

Cardschat has a blog post: https://www.cardschat.com/poker-strategy.php

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I think 'semi'pro' is more appropriate for most people. I'm a musician, and that's where 80% of my income comes from. Poker accounts for about 10% of my total income, so semi seems about right.
 
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penkov1990

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this is when you earn more money than ordinary people. Many poker players earn a lot of money even they haven`t titles.
 
BlackJesus

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Word "professional" does not come from word "expert" or "master", "average" or "buddy" it comes from "profession". One can easily conclude that "Professional" poker player therefore is a player who earns living from playing poker. If you can make it, no matter how good/average you are - you are a professional poker player.
 
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GeorgeF1234

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I think it comes down entirely to percentage income. If you're earning around 80% income from poker and above, you can call yourself professional. Above around 30% and you're semi-pro and anything less and it's a hobby that makes a bit of money on the side
 
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