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Pro players?

    • sgaf
      sgaf
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      Joined: 07.12.2007 Posts: 146
      Hey, I've been grinding out the micro limits a bit, learning all my shit in hopes of eventually playing for a living.

      What I want to know is:

      How much are you guys making on average per an hour?

      This is aimed at the higher level players :)
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    • sgaf
      sgaf
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      Joined: 07.12.2007 Posts: 146
      Another question :P

      In addition to that one - which game do you find most profitable?
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      I'll give you my stats per month (in big blinds/100 and $/hour)
      This is shorthanded play only (I deleted FR session because I don't play it anymore and want to save disk space/memory space)

      November 2007
      NL5-10 : 0.59 $/hr
      December 2007
      NL10 : 3.10 $/hr
      January 2008
      No play due to exams
      Febrary 2008
      NL25 : 6.90 $/hr
      [B]March 2008[/b]
      NL50 : 16.84 $/hr
      [B]April 2008[/b]
      NL50-100 : 69.57 $/hr (<-- upswing)

      I'm not considering doing this for a living though, it's only a hobby that makes money or fills financial gaps :D

      Edit : If I'm the right guy to answer you is up to you, I don't consider myself a "high level player" yet. I got somewhere and I'm nowhere yet at the same time.
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Hi sgaf

      I would suggest to be carefull with "playing for a living". If you earn 100 - 150 $ per hour you might think about it, but it´s not that easy to reach such a goal.
      Poker is fine for earning money beside your job, while having fun. But if you play for a living it´s getting a job and is not always just fun. ;)
      Also Poker is pretty swingy. You have to deal with that.
      But i wish you all the best. Stick to the bankrollmanagement, read articles and post as much as you can to imrove your skills. Keep us informed about your progress.
      btw: i think NlSH is pretty profitable. ;)

      best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • sgaf
      sgaf
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      Joined: 07.12.2007 Posts: 146
      good luck holding onto that swing :P
    • sgaf
      sgaf
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      Joined: 07.12.2007 Posts: 146
      Originally posted by TribunCaesar
      Hi sgaf

      I would suggest to be carefull with "playing for a living". If you earn 100 - 150 $ per hour you might think about it, but it´s not that easy to reach such a goal.
      Poker is fine for earning money beside your job, while having fun. But if you play for a living it´s getting a job and is not always just fun. ;)
      Also Poker is pretty swingy. You have to deal with that.
      But i wish you all the best. Stick to the bankrollmanagement, read articles and post as much as you can to imrove your skills. Keep us informed about your progress.
      btw: i think NlSH is pretty profitable. ;)

      best regards,
      TribunCaesar
      Yo thanks for the (unheeded :P ) advice. I'm actually attending uni in Australia, so when I say for a living, I'm talking quite a meager one :P . You know they have free poker leagues in the pubs here? Fucking brilliant!!

      I'll have to give nlsh a shot...

      So back to my question - how much you makin csar?
    • Timor83
      Timor83
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      Joined: 08.06.2007 Posts: 2,793
      February: 6$/hr
      March: 40$/hr
      April (so far): -92$/hr

      Overall since February: 11$/hr
    • Vargan
      Vargan
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 565
      Originally posted by Timor83
      February: 6$/hr
      March: 40$/hr
      April (so far): -92$/hr

      Overall since February: 11$/hr
      Gonna jump this wagon and ask how many hours?
    • Timor83
      Timor83
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      Joined: 08.06.2007 Posts: 2,793
      About 100 a month.
    • undercover82
      undercover82
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      337$/ hour since beginning of this year and all my limits from NL400 to NL2K , but i dont know how it compares with other people who are playing similar limits to mine.
    • Vargan
      Vargan
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 565
      And how often/how much do you 'pro's cash out?
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      I don't think there are players here that are actually a real pro here besides undercover and some German crossover coaches/judges.
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      ~50$/hr.
      Don't even remotely consider going pro before you've played _a lot_ of hands and are a good, winning player. It might seem like a very nice lifestyle, but you've gotta be prepared for the swings (I've seen graphs from winning players with >100k hand break-even stretches), and it can end very quickly (competition getting tougher, bots that will probably start to appear in a few years, law, etc)
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
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      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,076
      Thanks for the question. I was wondering also what to expect.

      I was getting frustrated when I was only making 0.50-3.00$ an hour. I see now it happends.


      My average is probably -0.50 an hour after tilting my money away. :D

      ^Not a Pro, "still beginer"
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      I'll allow myself to quote Timor83's article:

      “Do I want to win money, or play good poker?” If the answer is “win money”, then you’re not approaching the game with the right attitude.


      I think it says it all