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Old 11-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default How Hard Is It To Make 1000 per month playing online poker?

After some heavy studying etc.

What kind of person would be best suited for this?

How much time would it take?

What would be the best game to pick?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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Don't do it. Even if you get good enough it is tough as shit. The highs and lows are absolutely brutal.

Pretty sure Mac Mac plays a lot of poker, you may want his advice.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: How Hard Is It To Make 1000 per month playing online poker?

you will turn into a alcoholic pretty soon
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: How Hard Is It To Make 1000 per month playing online poker?

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Don't do it. Even if you get good enough it is tough as shit. The highs and lows are absolutely brutal.

Pretty sure Mac Mac plays a lot of poker, you may want his advice.
I was worried about it. Personally, I would try to only gamble disposable income and play for around 4 hours on the weekends while studying throughout the week. But it does seem hard the more I read about it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #5
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I was worried about it. Personally, I would try to only gamble disposable income and play for around 4 hours on the weekends while studying throughout the week. But it does seem hard the more I read about it.
I've had stretches where I would play a couple hours a day and it just sucks. There would be weeks where I would win nearly every game or at least place in the money, but then there would be weeks where I would get a whole bunch of shit dumped on me. If you can truly stick to disposable income that it wouldn't be awful, but be very careful. If you hit a big enough losing streak, any income can become disposable income.

As far as game types, I would recommend Texas Hold em.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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lmao good luck. online poker is rigged.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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Been there, done that. Winning is fun, but some tilts are brutal.Makes you wanna quit so hard, but you cant cause according to bankroll management you have to continue even if you loosing like crazy. Its so fkin robotic that it makes you sick. I rather enjoy just playing without that much thinking online, and mostly play with friends..
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #8
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Default Re: How Hard Is It To Make 1000 per month playing online poker?

I dont play much online except for some sunday tournaments whenever I have the day off.

The only way to make money online playing poker these days if you're not super talented, is to grind really long hours on the micro stakes. You need to get to Supernova on stars, play 10-14 tables at a time and just try to break even playing, the VPPs you earn are basically a rakeback that gives you cash at the end of the month.

However, if you have 4 hours a week available, and no real gameplan, it's only a matter of time before your bankroll gets crushed
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #9
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It sounds like every other casino gambling that you will very likely lose at the end.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #10
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I've had a lot of friends who decided to try and become professional poker players. It hasn't worked out for any of them. It won't work out for you. I also have friends that claim to have thousands in their online poker accounts but none ever seem to have thousands in their real bank accounts or their wallets. Oh and BTW the majority of most players on those sites are people who work for the company. Seems fair, right?
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #11
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I've had a lot of friends who decided to try and become professional poker players. It hasn't worked out for any of them. It won't work out for you. I also have friends that claim to have thousands in their online poker accounts but none ever seem to have thousands in their real bank accounts or their wallets. Oh and BTW the majority of most players on those sites are people who work for the company. Seems fair, right?

That's false. Don't state wrong opinions as if they were facts.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #12
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Default Re: How Hard Is It To Make 1000 per month playing online poker?

It's not at all easy.

Online games are much harder than they were 5 years ago, and even at low stakes you'll find a lot of pretty solid players.

As for the type of person, I think being calm and patient are the two most important aspects, since you will get periods where you get absolutely nothing for hours on end, and other times where you get one sick beat after another, and you have to be able to stay focused at all times.

Anyway, if you want to give it a try, I'd recommend starting out with some low stakes sit n go games, since they'll allow you to experience most of the aspects of poker (deep stacks, bubble play, heads up etc.), so you can see what you're good at, and where to improve.

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #13
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I dont play much online except for some sunday tournaments whenever I have the day off.

The only way to make money online playing poker these days if you're not super talented, is to grind really long hours on the micro stakes. You need to get to Supernova on stars, play 10-14 tables at a time and just try to break even playing, the VPPs you earn are basically a rakeback that gives you cash at the end of the month.

However, if you have 4 hours a week available, and no real gameplan, it's only a matter of time before your bankroll gets crushed
I could was thinking something like 4-6 hours a day on the weekends, Something like a total of 12 hours per week and around 50 hours per month.

How low are micro stakes? Are the one table tourneys a good option?

The more I think about it, it seems like a bad idea. If I can't get to a point where I could make 20 dollars on average per hour than I don't think it would be worth it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #14
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That's false. Don't state wrong opinions as if they were facts.


keep telling yourself that. House players absolutely exist.
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It sounds like every other casino gambling that you will very likely lose at the end.
No, poker is a lot different from typical house games. The house makes its money from the entries and the rakes, so doesn't have to use any of its own money for payouts. That means you're trying to make money off of other people, not the house, which is the best possible situation if you know what you're doing.
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