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Old 07-19-09, 06:27 AM
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I just put this in my blog actually,

My goal is to make $3,000 by October. So I can move the fuck out.

I'll update this on my progression.


I gave up on the platinum star idea just cause it's damn near impossible at my stakes. It's 50 hours a week of playing your max volume. Plus now that I'm focusing most of my attention on MTT's and DoN's, the rake is a lot less and it's killer to do platinum.

I'll update this from time to time on my progress.
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Old 07-19-09, 03:39 PM
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Ah, the joys of not living in NY where $3k might cover 3 months if you're lucky
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Old 07-19-09, 03:40 PM
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Hahaha, yeah, New York is pricey as shit.

I have some family that lives in Brooklyn. It seems near impossible without making at least 100k a year.
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DC area is the same... Southern living FTW!
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Old 07-20-09, 01:01 PM
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And I'd live at home as long as you can and create a nice cushion for yourself first! Of course meeting girls and bringing them home might be out of the question... But hell...you're not even 21 yet! Live free!!!
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Old 07-20-09, 01:07 PM
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It would be a lot easier to stay home if my parent's weren't livid at the fact I decided to play poker for a living. Hahaha. They charge me $150 rent as it is. If I had a job they said they wouldn't charge me...
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GL Claudio, I truly mean it. And what follows is not a slight in any way, but I feel like someone has to be voice of reason in this thread.

It is straight up insane and LOL-crazy to think that you are going to be "playing poker for a living" at the stakes you play. I'd say the minimum requirements before one should go "pro" is 6-12 months of living expenses saved up, not part of your bankroll. I think you'd need 2-3 years of play to establish your actual ROI/hourly rate. You need to be earning probably 1.5-2X your monthly expenses in poker (this includes everything, rent, insurance-health, car, renters, etc, ALL bills (and if you haven't on your own before you'll be surprised at all the fucking bills), all expenses). Your bankroll has to be able to survive a several month downswing. Playing poker as your only source of income and depending upon that income to live is fucking stressful and hard. Why do you think most (all?) pros invest most of their winnings in real estate, market, etc?

Stay at home to save money, get a job, and play poker on the side.
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This is all leading up to bigger things. Actually it's mentioned in the blog.

The $3,000 would cover my bills/expenses over the next 6 months. Not including the money I have in bank as it is. And the $3,000 isn't my total bankroll, but $3,000 withdrawn. I'm hoping to make 5k or so total in the next two months.

And you don't think it's possible to established a ROI/Hourly Rate over 5000+ games?
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GL, but make sure you put some real thought into how you will manage the emotional stress of the ups and downs of variance. A a recreational player, I can only imagine how it feels when buy-ins represent food and shelter.

Just take it as comes, however it comes. The older I get, the more my regrets are made up of the effort and stress I spent trying to get somewhere in a hurry!

Regardless, GL.
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to be comfortable with poker being my sole source of financial support, not even close.
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