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Any poker player here that make nice profit playing good ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eridonvevo77, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. eridonvevo77

    eridonvevo77 Regular Member

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    A shark :D
     
  2. Alchemizt

    Alchemizt Regular Member

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    I used to do pretty well back when it was legal online in the US. Nothing major but consistent as a hobby. Still play some local tournaments from time to time. You really need a big bankroll to get started seriously and there is always high risk. Most people don't play well under high risk. You may be a shark at the $20 table but suck ass at the $100 table.
     
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    Yes, knew 2 good players who generated monthly income... heard it's about 4-5 digits but inconsistent.
     
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    I played to pay my bills for over two years, between my first and second corporate jobs, and the money was good for a single guy living in a cheap apartment, but it's inconsistent because people can get lucky/unlucky for a long ass time. IMO, if you are smart enough and disciplined enough to make money playing poker, than you will make more money doing something else.
     
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  7. Asset14

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    Hi sir .
    I happened to be one of them.
    In my introduction post I posted about my poker carrer and how I happened to end up here.
    Whats is that you want to know ?
     
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    It's difficult to know because people will not talk about their profit with you
     
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    Asset14 Newbie

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    @magnus99
    In most cases its easy to check that out.
    All you need to know is players screenname.There is site called sharkscope where you can take a look into approximate earnings of mtt and sng players on all biggest networks .
    There is also a site for cashgame players as well but you cannot check out players for free and its more "blackhat" so to say.
    This is my lifetime graph from SC :

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. ProfKahn

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    Online poker is still legal in the USA. It is a common misconception that it is illegal, but it is not in virtually all jurisdictions. Most of the misinformation about it's legality stems from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act or UIGEA. That law only affects banks, credit card companies, and other money processors, not private citizens.

    Other people think it is illegal because of "Black Friday." However, the Department of Justice has reversed it's opinion on The Wire Act, which is what it used to go after sites on Black Friday (April 15 2011) and it no longer believes that TWA applies to online poker.

    Thus, there are no Federal impediments to citizens engaging in online poker. Only a handful of states even address online poker's existence and of those, fewer have any sort of law that could be construed to be against it. Furthermore, of the laws that do exist, NONE OF THEM have ever been used to arrest, prosecute, or even to charge a private citizen for playing online poker in the comfort of their own home.

    tldr; Online poker is NOT illegal in America!



    I've heard this argument many times before, but I'm not sure I agree with it. I could probably make more money doing somethnig else, but I'd likely hate it. I prefer to work for myself, at my own pace, my own hours, and reaping all of the rewards of my labor. A corporate job would likely make me suicidal. I'm just not built for it. I know many successful online poker players as well... and a lot of them are not as disciplined as I am. I doubt they could cut it in the corporate world in any meaningful position. Some guys just like to play poker, smoke weed, and eff off lol.


    Are you referring to the Russian PTR site or something else?

    Nice graph btw :)
     
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  11. buying links

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    aint that the truth right here.

    Poker is a grind. Yeah it's beatable if you're disciplined and smarter than the other players. If you can beat this game you can get much richer doing something else. (writing this as I have 4 tables open on pokerstars but my lifestyle is paid for by online marketing)
     
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    Not millions but def thousands :p
     
  13. ProfKahn

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    Millions used to be quite possible. Perhaps not in a year, but during the boom years 2003-2008ish, it was definitely possible to have won a million dollars plus. Nowadays, the players are stronger, the world economy isn't as strong so there's not as much free floating money around, and there is a lot of country by country segregation that didn't exist back then. It's still possible to make 6 figures a year though. Not easy, but possible for the truly talented and dedicated types :)
     
  14. Mountain Man

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    I use to do pretty well playing in Oklahoma while living/going to school in Denton Texas. If I was disciplined enough to only play very good hands for the first 30 mins to an hour and get time to get a feel for how everyone at the table was playing I would do a lot better. You also learn some of the really good players who it is just easier to stay out of the way for the most parts.

    I agree with the post above though. If you have the discipline to make money playing poker online you can do better elsewhere.

    That being said, Every time I pass a casino that i know has hold em I think of how good it would feel to sit down for a few thousand hands. Every time I play I think I could do this 10 hours a day happily.

    Ive played like twice in the last 5 years.