Dan Harrington, one of the greats of the poker world, left poker some years ago to start a real estate investment business that has performed very well. He told me the story of one hire that hadn.
You have a good life. You have a supportive family, a nice set of friends, and a decent job. Whenever you find free time, you play poker with your friends and relatives and for some strange reason, you get to kill the game and win almost every time. Although it’s impossible to win each hand you’re dealt with (even Phil Ivey has to fold a hand from time to time), you have a sense of what.
Every video poker game has its strategy quirks dictated by their pay table. How to play video poker and get the most out of the game is different when you’re playing Jacks or Better, with a 2-for-1 payoff on two pairs, compared to Double Bonus Poker, with bigger pays on four of a kind but only 1-for-1 on two pairs.
In fact, there are thousands of professionals poker players who play poker online daily and make a good living out of it. So, to answer the topic question- yes, you can make a living by playing online poker. Though, that is not the right question to ask. So, let me correct it.
If you have all that it takes, you can make a pretty decent living playing poker tournaments. But everybody has a different definition of “decent living.” Making a 1k per month sounds promising if you live in eastern Europe or Asia and not so promising if you are from Sweden or Canada.
It’s tougher to make a living in poker these days because strategy is more prevalent. Online poker gives players a chance to rapidly accelerate their learning curve by seeing more hands per hour. You can still become a profitable player with enough hard work and experience though.
Playing poker always makes for a great time, especially if you're winning the pot. But if you're out for a twist with adult friends who are, well, close friends, play a game of poker where clothes become the currency: strip poker.
One of the reason for me start with poker is, I look at people I know that play poker, never read a poker book or video. I even know pro players living on it, that have read like one poker book. I thinking to myself, can these guys still make money on it and never put any time aside for the off poker table work, then it still money to be earned.