how many of you here consistently profit from playing poker? how many of you write off a certain amount of money towards playing poker as entertainment expenses?
18months....1 loser. (and no, i did not lose all 17months profit in the 1 month!)
so what you are saying is that you turned a continuous profit every month except of one out of 18? cool. is this your #1 source of income? #2? where does it rank? give me any numbers you are comfortable sharing. thanks!
Sort of by mistake poker has become my "steady" income. My other job is where I gamble....
I have avgd around $3-4k per month. Certainly not PRO income...but I have moved up limits recently...we'll see how i do,
how much did you lose in your losing month (of course only answer if you're comfortable)?
how long did it take you to get this level of proficiency where you seem to be reasonably able to depend on that income?
would you say overall you have lost money or made money (like did you lose a tonne of money over the years and are just now making money)?
thanks for your answer T.Jay.
anyone else interested in this thread please answer as many of the question as you feel comfortable doing. thanks!
Well I lost $1000 the first 6 months I started playing online poker. Most of this was due to playing limits that were outside of my bankroll (especially when I was drinking).
I then took ANOTHER $1000 and started to bonus whore and play within my bankroll and got my bankroll up to $2450. I cashed out my $2000 investment and have $450 left of pure free money profit (actually it is $431 now). That's what I currently play with online.
As a side note, I tried quiting online poker, but that only lasted for a month. At least this way I'm only playing with money that I have won and can't lose any of my REAL money.
from the tards in sngs
Been playing a year and a half, small stakes, up over $10,000... I win because I took the time to learn how to play properly and read everything I could get my hands on...
until you lose $431 and cant stop
how much did you lose in your losing month (of course only answer if you're comfortable)? Only $800. Once again I was palying strictly NL$100 ring games and the occassional multi
how long did it take you to get this level of proficiency where you seem to be reasonably able to depend on that income? I played a couple dozen times in the course of a year and lost most every time. I finnally was given my first book (TJ, and McEvoys, championship holdem) and immediately started "not losing"... So i suggest to read, read, read.
would you say overall you have lost money or made money (like did you lose a tonne of money over the years and are just now making money)? I likely lost a couple thousand before starting to play solid.
With that said....The SnG game has much bigger swings. I have been playing NL$100 SnG's and studying them on the 2+2 forum. I made $8k the first month I played.....If I don't have a record week we I will have a "real" losing month...none of this -$800 pussy shit...lol. Ouch!
I don't make money on it as any sort of dependable income, but I did however by my HDTV with poker winnings. Now I just have about$250 that I play with at small 10 NL ring tables. I'll build this up again over time and buy myself something else, I use it as more of a "bonus" so I can buy something I want but don't NEED.
I'm not sure I'll really every build a big enough bankroll to play the higher stakes tables, so I'll never depend on poker for 1st source of income.
I dont make no money I lose it but its fun and its cool when you play crap hands and bust guys hehehehe thanks bob
"I dont make no money I lose it but its fun and its cool when you play crap hands and bust guys hehehehe thanks bob "
You should never play another hand.
""I dont make no money I lose it but its fun and its cool when you play crap hands and bust guys hehehehe thanks bob "
Key is you lose money to people like me, I just sit there and grind away. Especially at the lower stake tables because people get bored and want some action and I gladly give it when I'm the favorite or have good draws.
So I disagree with TexArcher and say keep playing and play a lot, I'll gladly take a couple busts in return for hella action while your chasing.
holy crap @ responses to bob s
Snaphook, I agree, I love people that chase garbage, what I meant was more like "You should never play another hand, for your own good!"...
I think Im gonna keep playing because it is fun enoguh if I lose some
plus also some guy said that that gambling and losing is almost as cool as gablimg and winning its all cool
You guys are the ones who will be doing the chasing when bob busts your aces with 6 3 offsuit.
bob's attitude is very healthy. For most people gambling is paying for entertainment. Its entertaining to him, and doesn't cost him much so...
I've been having a hell of a year at home games. Playing with an avg. of 9 people I've won about 45 % of the time 1st place. I know the guys I'm playing against arent real good though.
What sucks when you start winning that high of a percent is people stop calling you to be in theyre home games. I used to play 3 x a week now I get invited to only 1 game a week avg. kinda sucks. With my success and lack of playing time now I'm looking to build up my bankroll to 2 g's and make a run at being a pro and see how it works out. I have a bad habit of blowing my $ on stupid shit so it'll probably take me till july or aug. to save up.