New to the Game - Attempting an Ultra-Fast Rise, Advice

    • Stoic5
      Stoic5
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      Joined: 07.02.2013 Posts: 2
      Hello to you all at PokerStrategy!

      I am attempting to advance extremely quickly in poker. My experience to date consists of freerolls and theory - reading tons of poker books, strategy articles, forum archives, videos etc. My goal is a to earn a $30/hour rate (live or online) in 3 months. I realize that this is going to be incredibly challenging, I'm expecting some criticism here, but this is what I want to try.

      Some background info - I live in the U.S. The Nearest Casino (Foxwoods) is a 1.5 hour drive. Moving out of the U.S to play online will be possible in 3 months. I can dedicate 40 hours/wk to playing and studying the game. IQ roughly 135, not a genius by any means but I am mathematically inclined. High self discipline. Roughly 4 grand bankroll. no other income source atm. Game of choice is NL Holdem

      I'm looking for some general advice. Is this plan even possible for someone in my position? If not, how could I make it so? And most importantly, how would you all who have experience go about it? Looking for you who have made it before me to lay some insight on the best path to take.

      Looking forward to everyone's advice! and spending a lot of time here
  • 5 replies
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,921
      Hey Stoic5,

      Welcome to the community!

      Hope your stay here is awesome and that you enjoy every minute as much as I do!

      First things first your most important step here is to buy a status because as an American citizen you cannot play on any of our partner rooms.

      Now then, this is where my help ends because your goals and dreams are a little over my capabilities!

      I'll see if I can get you some pro advice ;)


      All the best!
      Gary
    • Stoic5
      Stoic5
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      Joined: 07.02.2013 Posts: 2
      Thanks Gary,

      What are the possible workarounds for a U.S. player? Is it possible to open up and overseas bank account or something similar?
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,921
      Hey again,

      I'm not sure what workarounds you need here :) To buy a status here just check out this link and FAQ. You have three different options for paying for your status -

      - Credit card
      - Bank transfer
      - Moneybookers/Skrill

      Hope this helps :)
    • metza
      metza
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      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      Originally posted by Stoic5
      Thanks Gary,

      What are the possible workarounds for a U.S. player? Is it possible to open up and overseas bank account or something similar?
      Most common is move to canada :)
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,921
      Yes, Canada and Mexico are very viable options for most US based players. Some are further a field also in Malta, England etc