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View Poll Results: How long have you been playing winning poker?
Just show me the results, please. 0 0%
Still losing. 5 3.27%
Less than 1 month. 0 0%
1-3 months. 12 7.84%
3-6 months. 17 11.11%
6 months to 1 year. 48 31.37%
1-2 years. 52 33.99%
2-5 years. 15 9.80%
5-10 years. 3 1.96%
More than a decade. 1 0.65%
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:16 PM
DaveduFresne DaveduFresne is offline
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Default Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

What amount of money would you recommend I set aside as a bankroll for this purpose?
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

this might work better in the section for what you're talking about -

In THEORY, with big buyins, it might be possible at 1/2 NL - I doubt it though -

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

I hope its no limit? As limit would next to useless in any western country. If it's NL you would need 2K plus a few months of living expenses........
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:27 PM
lefty rosen lefty rosen is offline
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

Nah its thoroughly doable. He could make 100 plus a day. The players stink at this limit. I mean people work for less than that at various jobs.......
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

lol definitely NL
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

true - my biggest wins have been at 1/2 NL - but then so have my swings -

but if I have 300 in the middle there, it probably started as $100 and was earned up, so that's allright -

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Old 09-09-2005, 12:10 AM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

Wow 2 votes for 1k...I'm guessing I have 2 enemies on here that would like to see me on the street and off the internet ASAP? [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 09-09-2005, 01:26 AM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

Poll kinda off since more is better obviously. People are assuming you can choose how much to start with, and that having an extra 1k or more has no drawbacks.
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Old 09-09-2005, 01:45 AM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

I voted for over 4K. I honestly don't think you can make a real living at 1/2, and I think you'll need the rest for L-I-V-I-N.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:38 AM
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Default Re: Going to try playing live 1/2 for a living....

Problem with playing B&M $1-2 NLHE for a living is the speed of the game is so slow you cant get the hands you need. that being said I still think IF you had to you could make a living at this game BUT you would have to play solid hours 5-6 days a week. I think you could net $150 a day or around $750-$1000 a week. Your ability to consistently earn money in slow B&M games is that your opponents need to play poorly ...so game selection is everything. Do you really want to sit in the Commercre or Bike or any Vegas pokerroom for 6-8 hours a day 5/6 days a week...B&M pokerrooms are disgusting after awhile...you can do it online much easier.

For a starting bankroll you need at least $3K plus 3 months expenses ie another $5K++ if you dont know what the heck you are doing or you run bad.

Ssems to me B&M games thu the opponents in general may be more live than online players ..the game may play bigger with the bigger pre-flop raises..this menas higher variance.. I would definetly say 20 buy-ins is a minimum. Really matters how you do when you first start..if you run crappy and lose 10 buy-ins your first week or 2 ..will your wheels fall off? Having a bigger br will make it easier to stay level if you get off to a bad start. Good Luck..If you find the $1-2 games easy ..try moving up to the $2-5's methodically.
I would say you need a $4-5K starting bankroll another $5K for backup expenses. If you know you can beat this game for a living you could start with as liitle as $2K/$3K.
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