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CBarkleytruth
LSU Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Dec 2014
738 posts

Professional poker
Any stories, know anyone that does it, etc?


OysterPoBoy
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jul 2013
9981 posts

re: Professional poker
Like a gigolo?


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ksayetiger
Wisconsin Fan
Centenary Gents
Member since Jul 2007
51565 posts

re: Professional poker
I used to play all the time at el dorado shreveport, 2009ish

Had a buddy sit down at the table i had been at for about an hour. He said "hoky crap- didnt i see you on espn!?!"

I denied it. He swore he did.

I bluffed almost every hand and people were folding left and right.

Oh good times. By far most i ever made in a night, about 5K.


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Pepe Lepew
LSU Fan
Looney tuned .....
Member since Oct 2008
31678 posts

re: Professional poker
Not what I was thinking....


Hold That Tiger 10
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2013
8718 posts

re: Professional poker
I paid my bills in college by feasting off of idiots at the poker table.

I play almost daily, but on free sites. I dont care for playing for money on sites, and its too much of a hassle anyway these days. If I lived closer to a good casino I certainly would spend too much time there playing.


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pioneerbasketball
Arkansas Fan
Team Bunchie
Member since Oct 2005
77096 posts

re: Professional poker
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Not what I was thinking....




Same.


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Big Floppy TDs
Houston Astros Fan
Where the beer flows like wine
Member since Sep 2012
2187 posts

re: Professional poker
I could tell you pretty much all you want to know. It’s a lot more difficult than you probably think and it’s not a glamorous style of living, you have to be willing to grind


Jon Ham
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jun 2011
18212 posts

re: Professional poker
Being a ful time poker player will lead to depression, at best. Poker is best a hobby where you can maybe make a little side income but your focus is mainly on just enjoying playing. The variance is way too high for it to be a stable source of income, no matter how good you are.


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whit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
9334 posts

re: Professional poker
My BIL does. He also plays Magic professionally He makes a good living playing both


LSU-MNCBABY
USA Fan
#3
Member since Jan 2004
19846 posts

re: Professional poker
Any true pro grinds out an incredible amount of hands and has learned to not tilt. Most pay their bills from rakeback, knowing if they play a certain amount hands in a month at a given level, they will get X amount from rakeback. This is a must given the variance.

Edit for typo
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LSUengineer'12
LSU Fan
The Best Side
Member since Dec 2011
1682 posts

re: Professional poker
It's how I afforded many things in College. Played small limit cash games 4 nights or so per week.


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Goldrush25
Washington Fan
San Diego, CA
Member since Oct 2012
18714 posts

re: Professional poker
I had dreams of playing on a semi-professional basis before Black Friday.

Man that was so much fun when Full Tilt and Pokerstars were going full steam ahead.


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KennaBruh
McNeese State Fan
Kenna, Brah
Member since Apr 2014
111 posts

re: Professional poker
I tried it once, but busted out at KGB's place. I ended up driving Joey Kanish's truck to pay my way through law school


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SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
356417 posts

re: Professional poker
what do you want to know?


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SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
356417 posts

re: Professional poker
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I could tell you pretty much all you want to know. It’s a lot more difficult than you probably think and it’s not a glamorous style of living, you have to be willing to grind

had some old guy sit next to me last year who smelled like he hadn't showered in 3 months and hadn't brushed his teeth in twice that long. kept asking me about the $49 room rates and i could tell he was one of those sad guys who travels the country to scrape out $30-50k/year (that i'm sure he doesn't claim as income)


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Clint Torres
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
1466 posts

re: Professional poker
I know someone who's a millionaire from playing tournament poker professionally


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SomethingLikeA
Member since Jul 2013
615 posts

re: Professional poker
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My BIL does. He also plays Magic professionally  He makes a good living playing both


TG is your brother in law?


SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
356417 posts

re: Professional poker
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Any true pro grinds out an incredible amount of hands and has learned to not tilt. Most pay their bills from rakeback, knowing if they play a certain amount hands in a month at a given level, they will get X amount from rakeback. This is a must given the variance.

i think rakeback is basically dead now


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jscrims
LSU Fan
Middle of the Pacific
Member since May 2008
2106 posts

re: Professional poker
A kid from my high school makes about $250k a year playing professional poker. He won a couple $1m tourneys a few years back and just plays in tournaments every other month or so.

He was a douche in high school and still appears to be one based on his Facebook but I wouldn’t mind trading lifestyles and am jealous he found success like he did for doing so little.


Jones
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2005
73030 posts

re: Professional poker
I don't know any but it looks like a terrible game to be a pro in.


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