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Playing for a living - Mon Feb 28, 2011, 08:42 PM
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I would love to play poker online for a living, but am not sure what my starting bakroll should be or what tables, blinds I should be playing. I need to make $1500 to $2000 a month any help would be great. Thanks!
 
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Mon Feb 28, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mrathlete_5 View Post
I would love to play poker online for a living, but am not sure what my starting bakroll should be or what tables, blinds I should be playing. I need to make $1500 to $2000 a month any help would be great. Thanks!
How many hours have you got a day to play? How many days a month can you play? What is your favorite: MTT's, SnG's, NLRG? Where is your experience? Lots more info needed to give an honest answer to this question. The money is out there but can you get any of it?

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Mon Feb 28, 2011, 08:52 PM
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To be honest I have been playing on the micro tables. 1 and 2 cent and 2 and 4 cent blinds mostly. As of now I have 4 hours a day to play. And sometimes I get in the NL hold em tournies that cost 1.10 or 0.55 to get in. I been playing for money for a month now.
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2011, 12:33 AM
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unless you have enough cash in the bank to cover your rent and living costs for like the next decade ... I wouldn't suggest playing poker to survive.
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2011, 03:06 AM
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Read: "My Most Profitable Hold 'Em Secrets" by Mike Caro.

It will give you a start place to think about things.
 
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poker for a living - Tue Mar 01, 2011, 03:41 AM
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Here is my best advice. I have looked into this some, and what you need to do is put aside enough money to be able to play in the $1/$2 no limit tables. and be able to by in at least 20 times. These tables have real poker and people dont just play anything, anyway that they want as much. If you go to the lower limit games in hopes of hitting it big instead of having fun and making a small amount of money you will fail. Money can be made there just not the kind of money your talking about, you need higher tables. And enough money to cover the buy in and not be worried about the money your playing with as that is a very big limitation on your betting and will cause you to miss pots that are possibly huge.

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Tue Mar 01, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Don't listen to James he is clueless...

Regarding your question mrathlete,

You can't possibly make the decision to play poker for a living from where you are now. The skill level increases as you move up in the limits. If I were you I would just try playing 4 hours a day before or after going to work at a real job. You can make money at any limit, but if you want to make a certain amount it depends on how many tables you want to play and how good you are. Either way, you will have to move up eventually to atleast mid-stakes. As for bankroll, 20 buy-ins is the minimum amount considered safe(for no-limit, less maybe for limit). If your playing for a living it will need to be a great deal more than that because you will often be withdrawing funds to pay the bills.

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Mon Mar 07, 2011, 08:11 PM
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