This “guide” is intended for players who want to become professionals like me, who have a job in real life but take poker seriously. The decision to quit your job to live off poker is a personal one and depends on many circumstances, so we cannot advise you accordingly. But we can give you some tips on how to make the balance between life and poker work. We have been playing poker for over a year while working 9-10 hours a day, going to the gym, having a social life and looking after the house.
Study, study, study
When you have a job there is little free time for dominoqq poker and a common mistake is to prioritize playing rather than studying. But the truth is that if you don’t take the time to review your data, watch training videos and analyze difficult situations in the game, you will never reach a level where you can really make enough money to live off poker.
Ups and downs
Make sure you understand variance and don’t be disappointed because of short-term results. If you have a full-time job, it will be almost impossible to play at a decent volume, and small samples are not good indicators of your real win rate. So if you only play 30-40 thousand hands a month it will be absolutely normal if you have months when you draw or have a loss. Always try to see in the long run.
Avoid gambling when you are tired
When you are a micro limit player, every session should be a learning experience. And you won’t learn anything if you play like a robot because you had a hard day at work; in fact, you’ll be lucky if you don’t miss out on some buy-ins by making hasty decisions. If you are more willing to nap than play poker, then nap.
Have a support group
Many people think that playing poker online is a lonely activity. But for me it was an opportunity to meet great people that we would never have achieved without them. During your poker career you will sometimes feel “tilted”, doubting yourself or needing advice from more experienced players, so we highly recommend you to participate in poker forums or create a Skype group with some players.
Have a hobby
Preferably something that keeps you away from the computer, like playing sports, painting, cooking, learning a new language or something you like. Poker is amazing but don’t give up on things you like to play even more, otherwise you will feel like you have two jobs and eventually get a lot of stress. Enjoy your free time, you deserve it.