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Old 06-09-2009, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default I should of became a professional poker player

I say this cause my friend who i play with all the time (that i think im better than) has won over 75k over the past week. dude finished 10th of 3000 in a wsop event last week and made 60k. and he is currently one of 6 remaining at a small tourney at another casino, already guaranteed 5k with possible 1st place finish taking 60k.

seems so easy, i sit at my comp and phone slaving away all day and this guy is going to make more than i make in a year with 2 days work.

any one on here play tournament poker?
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

I don't play tournament poker but i used to f*ck around on full tilt poker with some mates and enjoy winnin all their re-loadable play chips

Your mate sounds pretty decent, if you think you're better than him why not try out a tournament though
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

I have a couple of mates who play "professionally". One just goes to the casino and takes money off the drunks, he walks in with 200 and generally walks out with 2k.

My other mate is a bit more serious has taken home over 250k in a night before.

Key seems to be that you play sober and patient. The other thing is you have to get yourself a big enough bank to fund it, buy ins and cold streaks will kill you if you dont.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:00 AM   #4
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:36 AM   #5
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:28 AM   #6
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

bottom line: if it's that easy, everyone would be doing it.

there's no such thing as a free lunch. atleast for guys, and not so attractive girls. the best thing i suggest for you is the get out of the mentality of trying to score easy money.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:04 AM   #7
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

Tournaments are easier than cash games. Making money consistently at cash games can be pretty tough but in tournaments the blinds keep increasing which makes the game simpler.

Playing a lot of poker can get pretty boring after awhile though. it isn't like you have any job security either.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #8
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What event did he play?
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:48 AM   #9
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

That poker money is coming from somewhere.

Now sure, there are a bunch of wealthy kids who just lose $10000 in an hour of poker and don't give a shyt. You could also try to feed of amateurs trying it for one night while being intoxicated like Wogitalia's mate is doing.

But the money in poker mostly comes from a lot of these guys who want to become professionals, but lose a significant amount of their day job money every month. It's really not very easy at all to make decent profits on a consistent basis.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:09 PM   #10
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

well this one mate of mine, he told me that his mate was playin poker with a bunch of his other mates, and said that he lost to his mates a lot more often than he won. so even tho you occassionally beat the mates and win a big pot of your mates' money, that doesnt include all that time you paid to buy in but lost your money to your mates who made money.

you see what im sayin, mates?
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

I've played with people on tours and won a couple of home games against them. The logistics is easy, the patience is the key factor. I think I could do it, do I want to invest my time? Meh...
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:26 PM   #12
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

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Tournaments are easier than cash games. Making money consistently at cash games can be pretty tough but in tournaments the blinds keep increasing which makes the game simpler.
I disagree completely. In a tournament one bad beat, one bad call, and you can be done. In a tournament you could play every hand perfectly and still never sniff the $. In a tournament, you have to make plays you aren't comfortable with because of blinds raising with relation to your chip stack. In a tournament, you have to be the best and luckiest out of 199 other people, say. In a cash game, you don't need to worry about all that. You can play what you want when you want.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:34 PM   #13
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

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bottom line: if it's that easy, everyone would be doing it.

there's no such thing as a free lunch. atleast for guys, and not so attractive girls. the best thing i suggest for you is the get out of the mentality of trying to score easy money.

i always buy free lunch for my clients haha

the only reason its popping in to my head is cause we have played together in weekly home games as well as at commerce casino on the same table, and i feel i have outplayed him pretty much every time

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What event did he play?

It was no limit holdem at WSOP. $2k buy in. and he was at the venetian deep stack tourney last night no limit shootout, $250 buy in


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I disagree completely. In a tournament one bad beat, one bad call, and you can be done. In a tournament you could play every hand perfectly and still never sniff the $. In a tournament, you have to make plays you aren't comfortable with because of blinds raising with relation to your chip stack. In a tournament, you have to be the best and luckiest out of 199 other people, say. In a cash game, you don't need to worry about all that. You can play what you want when you want.

thats the thing. most of the time i play really well in tournaments but then someone sucks out on me and it just ruins everything. like if i flop a straight, someone will re raise all in on me with AK off suit and they'll catch runner runner for a flush.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:49 PM   #14
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

I opened this expecting to see some Marlo...

hmm...


making good money playing poker on a regular basis is not easy at all though I can guarentee you that...

and from what I understand it is stressful as f*ck...
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:00 PM   #15
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Default Re: I should of became a professional poker player

Never been much of a gambler myself. Considering my severely highly addictive personality, this is surprising to a lot of people. I guess I just try to apply logic to too many things too often... and when you weigh the thrill of gambling VS the likelihood you're going to lose (the heart and soul of gambling; it's not a charity) it just doesn't seem worth it or appealing to me.

I will occasionally check out High Stakes Poker on GSN LOL ... entertaining stuff.
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