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what stakes before considering going pro?

Postby Sapiens86 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:00 pm

hi all.. just wanna ask u poker guys out there... wad stakes and hourly rate must u be playing at before u could consider playing poker as a fulltime job?

$50/hr? $100/hr? or u will never go pro even if u are earning 1k/hr?

thx in advance for the feedbacks!
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Re: what stakes before considering going pro?

Postby poker_limit » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:19 pm

at least 50/hr can consider a semi-pro

100/hr is a pro
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Re: what stakes before considering going pro?

Postby Lo0o0o0n » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:44 am

To me....if u can live off ur poker winnings....u are a pro...

if u can survive on $50 bucks/month....and u make $55/month playing poker.....then ure a professional poker player....as u play poker to support urself...

so it all comes down to how much ur expenses are...and whether u are able to live comfortably with what u are bringing in on the tables...

juz what i think..

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Re: what stakes before considering going pro?

Postby DM101 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:31 am

Lo0o0o0n wrote:To me....if u can live off ur poker winnings....u are a pro...

if u can survive on $50 bucks/month....and u make $55/month playing poker.....then ure a professional poker player....as u play poker to support urself...

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Damn. A profit of $5 to be a pro. Haha
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Re: what stakes before considering going pro?

Postby Lo0o0o0n » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:30 pm

DM101 wrote:
Lo0o0o0n wrote:To me....if u can live off ur poker winnings....u are a pro...

if u can survive on $50 bucks/month....and u make $55/month playing poker.....then ure a professional poker player....as u play poker to support urself...

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Damn. A profit of $5 to be a pro. Haha


Haa actually u profit $55...$5 is wat is left after spending all u need..=)

but ya...juz an example
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Re: what stakes before considering going pro?

Postby bulkbiz » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:26 pm

I also earn $50, per DAY. $1500 per month, a very good part time job.
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Re: what stakes before considering going pro?

Postby mudspot » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:14 pm

Here's something to consider from the retail trading world.

It is recommended that you take out only 25% of your monthly profit and put the rest to increase your capital (bankroll). Say if you need $4K per month to survive, your monthly profit should be 16K.

Then base on a formula of 20 working days per month, you will need to earn on average, $800 per day. That's $100/hour in an 8 hour work day. Based on this, and you are 5 tabling, a LHE player will need to play at a limit of $10/20 with a win rate of 1 BB/hour/table. a NLHE player should be playing 2/4 or even 3/6?

Last condition is you should be able to generate that kind of profit/performance for 6 months before going pro.

So, depending on how aggressive/conservative you are. The factors to consider are.

1. How much do you need per month? (This could be your current salary. Please also include CPF (16%), Tax, Medisave, Insurance in your calculation of the true value of your salary)
2. How important is bankroll growth? If important, set to 3x 'salary'. This will give you your profit/month that need to make.
3. How many days/month will you be playing? Personally, The less time I spend on work, the more time I can spend on doing the things I really wanna do.
4. Multi-tabling?

Of course, this post doesn't mention things about passion for the job. A Poker pro is a job/career. If you hate it, you won't do well.
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