Joined: Feb '10
Age: 31 (M)
i know a friend...who won 1.1k dollars froma tournament 10k guaranteed for 11 $ and after the rebuys were over the pot was raised to 15k guaranteed ) and he win 4'th place and that was all he deposited 11$ :|
he also won 2k euros from a 50 cent bet on 10 mathces and he bet that manchester would lose and they did
I think that it's possible, but very hard. If you have decent skill, you need to purchase some poker software, access to sharkscope, and make a deposit of at least $100, then grind to clear up the bonus, cash out, get reload bonus, etc. Move up in stakes as bankroll management advises and study poker every while you have. I work less and less, I play more and more and I improved my skills big time. My bankroll also grows nicely.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 45 (M)
sure it is possible on 50, 10 even a dollar... I can't do it but once the player got to the level of blinds they want and can make money at that level would be all set...rich might be a stretch but I'm sure people are and have done it
Some people have indeed done very well. Take the instance of Chris Ferguson going from zero (!!!) via freerolls all the way up to 10.000$. But is that rich ? For some people it is, for others...
And the chances ? I believe almost EVERYONE could become rich starting with just 50$, but it would take a hell of a long time, and mostly very much discipline in order not to waste a CENT !! And you certainly won't do it by gambling. Or if you think you can... dream on
Joined: Feb '10
Age: 36 (M)
Posted by B1gfoot: Yep I think so, and think some players here are proof. i started on UB with a play account, I earnd points as I played, I used them points to play on on point tables and for tourn entrys,.
What do you mean? If you play with playmoney there you can still get player points for it?
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 38 (M)
well, i am not a talented genius, i do not work on my game and i play maybe once a week, but i still managed to start with 50$ and made 2000$ of it. so if you spend much more time, are more talented and see poker as more than just a hobby, i guess you can get very rich. every alented player will easily beat the micro- and lowstakes, but it is a matter of time, so if you do not have enough time you have no chance, even if you are the best player of all.
Patience is the key, using a proper bankrollmanagement is a must and having some skills at the game itself is indispensable... if you're the one who can master those 3 big factors then I don't see why you'll not make online poker a profitable thing