How much money can you make as a pro

    • aXSesPS
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      Can all full time poker pro's please let me know how much they make on average per month
      Is anyone making more than 1million a year
      How much effort is involved to become good and make like 500k a year for example.

      What limits, tables and type of poker do you play?
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    • Skodljivec
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      Originally posted by aXSesPS
      Can all full time poker pro's please let me know how much they make on
      I really doubt all will tell you that :D ... I wouldn't be surprised if noone would... But i can answer your other question. If you want to make 50k a months, you'r gonna have to
      a) work hard as hell
      b) work even harder
      c) be very lucky
      d) be a natural talent
    • NightFrostaSS
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      That's a very personal question and I doubt that many people would be comfortable stating their numbers publicly like that. With that said, I'm pretty sure that no one who's visiting these forums make 1mil+ a year from poker, and very very few members who make 500k or at least used to.

      I'd say most pros fall into a category of making between 30k to 100k and only minority between pros make more than that. Not counting random tournament binks.
    • fengege
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      200k
    • AlvisR
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      you can calculate by yourself :) there is one thing what you need to know on average pro (winrate) and you are done :)
    • GetARealJob
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      well its pretty obvious answer:
      more than they would make after tax from a job in the country that they live in

      :s_biggrin:
    • muumionu
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      7mil texas poker
    • aXSesPS
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      hehe thanks
      After i created the post I realised it wasa bit personal.

      thanks to those who posted anyway. :-)
    • Phgrinder
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      2.5M on zynga :)
    • patszerdonk
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      Originally posted by aXSesPS
      Can all full time poker pro's please let me know how much they make on average per month
      Is anyone making more than 1million a year
      How much effort is involved to become good and make like 500k a year for example.

      What limits, tables and type of poker do you play?
      Let me make a guess:
      There are 10M people play poker regularly (i.e more than 3 sessions a month). I forget the source, but only 5% playing >NL50. So there are about 500k people playing NL50 and above. According to (again) unknown source, only the best 1% are winning players.

      So I guess there are 5k people make > $30k a year. (Hmm... looks like too big number)
    • aXSesPS
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      okay so then there is the question:

      why do you play poker?
      To make money?
      Why play poker when you can't make more than 500k or 1m a year?

      Of course you could live in a poor country and live like a king with little money.

      ---------- why do you play poker? ----------------
    • Schnitzelfisch
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      I've worked with some.

      Originally posted by aXSesPS
      Can all full time poker pro's please let me know how much they make on average per month
      Is anyone making more than 1million a year

      Yep, there are people making more than 1m a year.

      How much effort is involved to become good and make like 500k a year for example.

      More than you can imagine. Of course it depends on IQ but still. A lot and more...

      What limits, tables and type of poker do you play?

      people who make 500k+ usually play NL1k+
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Originally posted by aXSesPS
      Why play poker when you can't make more than 500k or 1m a year?
      Why work if you can't make 500k+ a year?
    • aXSesPS
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      i understand your point, perhaps I should have phrased it this way.

      Lets look at this situation (hypothetical)

      By working my normal job I make between 300k and 700k a year.
      I really love poker, but am worried if I turn pro I wont even make 100 k a year

      do you give up your job of 300 to 700 k a year to play poker and only make 100k.

      thats thats sort of my quesiton.
      Do you risk your current income and really try work very hard to make more by playing poker.
      what would you do in this situation?
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Originally posted by aXSesPS
      i understand your point, perhaps I should have phrased it this way.

      Lets look at this situation (hypothetical)

      By working my normal job I make between 300k and 700k a year.
      I really love poker, but am worried if I turn pro I wont even make 100 k a year

      do you give up your job of 300 to 700 k a year to play poker and only make 100k.

      thats thats sort of my quesiton.
      Do you risk your current income and really try work very hard to make more by playing poker.
      what would you do in this situation?
      Kinda depends on how much you hate your job and how much you are making in poker now. If you wouldn't be making at least 100k from poker playing part time quitting such well paying job would be absolutely stupid no matter how much you hate it. Tho even if you hate your job you could end up saving up tons of money and be set for life after 5-10 years depending on what standard of living you want and then could do w/e you want with your time, poker too.

      But in reality most people don't make such kind of money in their jobs so poker becomes more lucrative alternative.
    • belthazorrrr
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      Originally posted by aXSesPS
      i understand your point, perhaps I should have phrased it this way.

      Lets look at this situation (hypothetical)

      By working my normal job I make between 300k and 700k a year.
      I really love poker, but am worried if I turn pro I wont even make 100 k a year

      do you give up your job of 300 to 700 k a year to play poker and only make 100k.

      thats thats sort of my quesiton.
      Do you risk your current income and really try work very hard to make more by playing poker.
      what would you do in this situation?

      If you make between 300k and 700k from your job and you are worry that you cant make even 100k from poker then definitely poker isnt for you
    • kiromanAAKK
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      Originally posted by aXSesPS
      i understand your point, perhaps I should have phrased it this way.

      Lets look at this situation (hypothetical)

      By working my normal job I make between 300k and 700k a year.
      I really love poker, but am worried if I turn pro I wont even make 100 k a year

      do you give up your job of 300 to 700 k a year to play poker and only make 100k.

      thats thats sort of my quesiton.
      Do you risk your current income and really try work very hard to make more by playing poker.
      what would you do in this situation?
      You really should stay still and calm with your job imo ;)
      Play poker for fun and as hobby in your spare time mate trust me if that above is the case :)
    • SPeedFANat1c
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      he could be a poker fish and let us win from his job salary insted of being pro :D
    • Skodljivec
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      What the hell is your job if you are making 700k a year? Why even think about poker then? :D :D
    • w34z3l
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      ah, but how much will you lose?
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