Joined: Feb '09
Age: 31 (M)
lol... i know a guy making some good amount of money playing poker... And well, i wouldn't speak of "odds" : its all about three things : 1) Time to play (you must do this as a job ! ) 2) Skills (you must have some good skills) 3) Big training (you can't be a winning player just in one day, have to work harder and harder)
Joined: Jan '10
Location: United States
Age: 56 (M)
Ever thought of if you stayed even for 2 months, start with $50 and have $50 still after 2 months, then figure all the house 10% on tourneys and the rake on ring games if that was never taken how much would you have BIG number, play 4 ring games at a time say 2/5 cents tables for 6 hours a day and play 1 touney a day say $5, with no commishion you would have like $2,000, If you are even then you are a very good player, If you have a profit then you are a great player but thats my opinon
Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 41 (M)
Yep I think so, and think some players here are proof. i started on UB with a play account, I earnd points as I played, I used them points to play on on point tables and for tourn entrys, Afthe geting a BR of around $100 I knew I could hold my own at poker, however not at BJ and lost my roll to it. I then then found bankrollmob and took a few NDB and now have a nice BR, not as nice as Tom Dawns, but who knows oneday i might play him. A dream, possably, but with out a dream we have little hope. GL with your dreams.
Joined: Dec '07
Age: 42 (M)
Posted by BhStaljin: Some of you know maybe of a person that became rich from 50 or 100 dollars
in theory it's possible, in practice - not many have succeeded... like doomdy said - it may become a profitable hobby, "rich" - much less likely so (again, depends on what people define as "rich" for themselves)
Joined: Dec '09
Age: 30 (M)
well i went from 3 $ to 300 $ then withdraw it because i need money all the time and 2 days ago from 1 $ to 50 ...i always wonder how much would i make if i could keep the money in my account and move to higher stakes from time to time:|
Joined: Jun '09
Age: 40 (M)
Hello everybody! Yes I think all the best pro in the world could easily do if they had the desire and time. Chris Ferguson had raised its challenges to go from 0 to $ 10,000. And was even up to $ 20,000 I think. Me personally I'd like to try but I already work not enough time
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 45 (M)
I think its possible too a lot of work (full time) skills and patience a good bankroll management ,moving to higher stack when its time an going back down when bad beats come but it wont happen in a day with a 50$ start got a friend his not rich but he gave a huge cash on his house winning the sunday million on pokerstar he won 81 000$ that day for a 217$ or 227# (not sure)by in
I have never ever ever never deposited any of my money, I do deposit (mostly) 20 euro from time to time, but that's after I cash out everytime.
Posted by GabeKaplan: Ever thought of if you stayed even for 2 months, start with $50 and have $50 still after 2 months, then figure all the house 10% on tourneys and the rake on ring games if that was never taken how much would you have BIG number, play 4 ring games at a time say 2/5 cents tables for 6 hours a day and play 1 touney a day say $5, with no commishion you would have like $2,000, If you are even then you are a very good player, If you have a profit then you are a great player but thats my opinon
It's possible to grind up to a healthy bankroll. Patience is absolutely required and a lot af time to study, analyze and develope your game to become a solid profitable game. 1st step is strict bankroll management. I personally like Full Tilt because of the academy part of the game and the abundance of freerolls to start/restart your bankroll. Most people are going to go broke a few times in the beginning. As long as your are determined to succeed, and are prepared to do whatever's needed to improve, that profit will be the inevitable result.
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 57 (M)
I'm trying it, so I hope the answer is YES... Taking into account the skill, time, study thing of course. And "rich" is relative, I know some VERY rich money people leading emotionally poor and unhappy lives... Finb a balance, give it a go, and good luck!
Joined: Aug '09
Age: 35 (M)
I know a guy who won 25k euro investing 100 in a tournament. He's skilled player, dont havea job. He only plays poker for 5 years now. After winning he decided to get a job and stop playing...but didnt