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need to make 40$ a day or i'm screwed

    • CRI4BRA
      CRI4BRA
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      hello all

      i just received some bad financial news.

      the grace period on my loan for studies is going to end on 1 march next year :(

      the problem is that im currently unemployed and is hard to find something suitable ( according to my unfinished studies )

      my question to you guys is if you think i can make 40$ a day from poker starting from march given that now my roll is around 600$ and i'm running at 1% everything / 1200 limit / max 4% overall.

      That would mean 1% max every game, 1200 bbs in limit poker , and 4% total risk on the screen in any moment

      i play sng's little over water line
      i play 6max a little better nl5
      i play fr UNDER water
      i play mtt better than sng or cash but everyone knows mtt cashes are not consistent
      i play limit holdem little - ev
      i play stud all variations
      i dont play but thinking about playing omaha



      thank you for taking time to read this :)


      can i do it regularly after 1 march next year?
  • 46 replies
    • dotarian
      dotarian
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      hey, better ask the question if you can make 1.2k/month not 40$/day...
    • wasy8
      wasy8
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      Joined: 29.01.2009 Posts: 1,507
      Relying on poker when you're not an established player yet is usually a rough idea. better to use it as side income and get a part time job too.

      McDonald's is hiring. Someone's gotta flip my cheeseburgers.
    • CRI4BRA
      CRI4BRA
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      Joined: 14.02.2008 Posts: 154
      to dotarian

      same thing , i meant as 40$ average

      to wasy

      start to regret about posting, it was my risk of facing this kind of comments

      ps. im happy for you , you are so confident, keep it up
    • elhh82
      elhh82
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 6,838
      Variance is inherent in poker. If you need a stable type income, poker is probably not the way to go.
    • jecis4
      jecis4
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      I think it will be close to inpossible, you can always play blackjack tough.
    • jecis4
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      Originally posted by CRI4BRA

      to wasy

      start to regret about posting, it was my risk of facing this kind of comments

      ps. im happy for you , you are so confident, keep it up
      He's only confident in the world of internet, and obv MCD is his 2nd home. Btw that means he's fat.
    • Zheelvern
      Zheelvern
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      Originally posted by elhh82
      Variance is inherent in poker. If you need a stable type income, poker is probably the way to go with great rakeback deal and big volume.
      FYP

      IMO $40/day is possible with NL20/NL25 and 6-9 tabling 8h/day (Around $80-$120 in rake per day).
      Requirements: Don't be 12/8 nit and be at least small winner over really big sample.
    • Mulatu
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      Joined: 26.07.2010 Posts: 112
      You're obviously seriously considering this instead of getting a job to pay off your loans.
      Based on your last post it seems like you've already decided to do this (?). wasy8 gave you a straight answer, and you don't like that...

      If you're not comfortably making $1200 a month playing poker at the moment, how are you gonna do that with the added pressure of having to make that much?

      Be realistic...
    • matel17
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 1,278
      It takes time to acquire the skill needed and to become that comfortable on the tables to make that kind of consistent profit.

      Since you need it urgently I wouldn't suggest poker. You won't play your best game anyhow, cos you'll be so focused on the money. Once a couple of bad beats hit, you're screwed.

      You should look for a job, any job. Start saving now.

      Good luck
      Matt
    • Zheelvern
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      What's bad in big pressure? :)
      It can only push him to work harder.
      What's the worst thing it can happen to him? He can fail and get a job.
      If I were in his shoes I'd start with mastering one type of game ASAP!
      In reality, there's enough time by March 2011 (I'm playing atm so I'm sorry if I messed something with dates) to grind solid roll and gain enough experience+knowledge to crush NL20-NL50.
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Get a job, live a pressure-free life. Playing poker under water must be cool though.
    • oblitron
      oblitron
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      Originally posted by Zheelvern
      If I were in his shoes I'd start with mastering one type of game ASAP!
      I agree. Focus on one type, preferably something with as low a variance as possible. I think NL STTs and FL 6-max cash games are the best 2 options. And maybe make a blog about it. Apparently they're good for motivation or something.
    • matel17
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      Originally posted by Zheelvern
      In reality, there's enough time by March 2011 (I'm playing atm so I'm sorry if I messed something with dates) to grind solid roll and gain enough experience+knowledge to crush NL20-NL50.
      Do you really think 1200$ a month is possible after 6/7 months?
    • Zheelvern
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      Originally posted by matel17
      Do you really think 1200$ a month is possible after 6/7 months?
      Of course. It's just the point of wish and discipline. Btw, when I'm saying $1,200/month I mean rakeback/cashback/bonuses + approx. 1/2 of his monthly profits (speaking of NL20/NL25 as the lowest stake to go "pro").
    • matel17
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      Originally posted by Zheelvern
      Originally posted by matel17
      Do you really think 1200$ a month is possible after 6/7 months?
      Of course. It's just the point of wish and discipline. Btw, when I'm saying $1,200/month I mean rakeback/cashback/bonuses + approx. 1/2 of his monthly profits (speaking of NL20/NL25 as the lowest stake to go "pro").
      And just like that, I have a new goal :f_p:
    • Steelbrewer
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      Man may be it sounds ridiculous but I wish you to get struck by variance on the first day you try. It's better than wasting a couple of month on a "heater" and then get on major downswing and probably even bigger tilt.

      Playing under pressure is not a good idea at all and when you're so result oriented any minor downswing or even a long break even period looks depressive.
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Originally posted by Schnitzelfisch
      Get a job, live a pressure-free life. Playing poker under water must be cool though.
      Pressure free is for cool people
    • Zheelvern
      Zheelvern
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      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      Pressure free is for cool people
      This.
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      I know.