Becoming a Poker Pro

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Posted on Nov 27th 2006  -  Subject: Becoming a Poker Pro
You, like many other people, are dreaming of becoming a professional poker player. This may because you are unhappy with your job or you just think your good enough to hand with the current pros. Then there is the layed back lifestyle of working when you want to and being your own boss. I am not here to burst your bubble, but you really want to think about this before jumping into it. But we are here to help you out if that is what you think is best for you. First off, forget everything you see on TV with poker. TV is going to give you a false since of reality. To be a poker pro you obviously need to be an execllent poker player. You also need to have a nice size bankroll to begin playing with, and skills to be able to manage that bankroll. You must also be able to handle the bad beats and swings of the games that you "Will" have. Now this is considered to be one of the most important factors if you are only thinking of becoming a pro. You must completely love the game! Not just like it, you must love it with a passion. If you do not totally love the game you will become miserable with your new occupation. You should be exited to get to the tables every day. If you are not in love with the game this much, find another career. As a poker pro you will go through days that the game will be fun, some days will be horrible. You are going to go pass through long losing streaks, and when you think you hit a rough, there are most probably bigger ones to come. Something you really have to think about is that you aslo just took one of your hobbies and past times and turned it into your work. You will most probably no longer see poker as a fun hobby..... There is more to this article at my site... check it out
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Posted on Nov 27th 2006
I have gotten myself back to work after playing poker for the last several months. Hard to keep a big enough bankroll to play the limits I want. The bills kept rolling in and piling up. Had to keep withdrawing seems weekly. I can thank the low limit players at CD poker for that. Hope to see what I can afford now with the new site and a real job. Boy, I cant wait.
They say if you can't spot the sucker within 30 minutes, you're it. I saw 9 of them the second I sat down. -Vaughn
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Posted on Nov 28th 2006
very tough to make a living as a poker pro, but i am up to the task
those who never try, never succeed
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Posted on Nov 28th 2006
Playin poker .. is fun , but playin poker for a living aitn fun at all .
Rokko98
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Posted on Nov 29th 2006
If I get good enough, I am definitely going pro ... the only way to succeed at anything is to push yourself to see how far you can go. At the end of the day I don't want to say - if only ...
SAMOH1 Play hard, play fair, always play to win
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Posted on Nov 29th 2006
for me poker is just o hobby, no more!! I like my job!!
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Posted on Dec 2nd 2006
if i get to that good of course i'm going pro
Pmurda
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Posted on Dec 5th 2006
seems to me if u want to be a poker pro all u gotta do is beat me.
cashnup
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Posted on Dec 5th 2006
Nah, if you really want to be a poker pro you have to treat it like any other profession, looks of study, looks of practise and lots of experience. Its simple really ...
SAMOH1 Play hard, play fair, always play to win
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Posted on Dec 5th 2006
I would never want to be a pro, it is not layed back at all, and you have to deal with lots of stress. If you play good poker at a high level it is a stressfull game. Anyways, i play for fun and i play to win. I would never want it to be a fulltime thing......
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Posted on Dec 6th 2006
poker pro in a way we all are to a point when you play for money makes you sort of a pro, but as for a living never
Darren Jackman
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Posted on Dec 6th 2006
Don't know that I want to be a poker pro, but would love to win a huge tourney with the million $$$ payday. Ah yes what a beautiful dream, but now back to reality and the bills and work and such. Good Luck
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Posted on Dec 16th 2006
I think we all share that dream of winning the big one ... it certainly beats having to earn it on an hourly or monthly rate by working in a "real" job. To me, if you are good enough to play poker professionally, then treat it like a job - theres nothing wrong with working at something you enjoy doing. It beats working at something you dont enjoy doing, thats what the rat race is all about isnt it?
SAMOH1 Play hard, play fair, always play to win
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Posted on Dec 26th 2006
If you treat poker as a job it is also harder to make money at it since you need it to survive. It will much harder to play and your emotions will afect you more I would believe since you need the money
ADAMRULZ
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Posted on Dec 27th 2006
I would like to be a pro someday. I've made a little bit of an effort to get there. Not enough yet but maybe things will get better soon.
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