Poker can be profitable because it’s a player vs player game. By taking optimal betting lines, picking up on your opponents’ tendencies, and thinking about hand ranges when you play, you can manipulate the EV of each hand to always be in your favour. By doing so, you can virtually guarantee lifetime profits based on skill and sound gameplay, instead of throwing in your lot with Lady Luck.
While the continuous mental strain and emotional struggle from playing poker professionally can be challenging at times, it can also be a very rewarding occupation. It can be extremely lucrative and very enjoyable, while providing you with an abundance of freedom to play as and when you like.
Truth be told, there's really no limit when it comes to how much money you can earn from poker. The 2015 World Series of Poker boasted a prize pool of $60 million plus, with over $7.5 million going to fist place. And, there are cash game pots that have had over $1 million in the middle.
Compare these figures to the annual average working class salary, and it’s no secret that there is some serious money to be made from playing poker. All you need is a set of solid poker skills, a strong emotional base, and the discipline to treat poker like a business.
With the media’s influence helping provide a continuous surge of new players, increasing the popularity of the game of poker, it’s safe to say that poker’s here to stay. And it’s only going to get bigger in the years to come!
But, Do You Truly Have What it Takes?
It’s time for you to be honest with yourself:
- Is this something you really want?
- Is this something you can see yourself devoting your entire life to do?
- Are you committed to sacrificing other aspects of your life in order to make a living playing the game you love?
- Will you diligently work to study and improve your gameplay a little bit every day?
- Can you play this game profitably enough, over the course of a year, to earn a liveable income from it?
As we indicated earlier in this eBook, poker is a difficult way to make an easy living. There’s no hiding from the fact that playing poker will likely put you on a dynamic emotional roller coaster. You'll experience the lowest of lows and the highest of highs with some truly satisfying victories thrown in along the way.
This is Just the Beginning...
From reading this eBook, we hope that we’ve helped provide you with enough information to help you in “going pro,” - making that daring leap from amateur to professional.
However, don’t let the end of this eBook be the end of your research. Never stop learning and continue to seek out extra information and new strategies, as you continuously strive to win at poker, as well as at the game of life.
Here’s to your success, Going Pro!
Intro | How to become a poker pro
Part 1 | What Does It Take?
Part 2 | The Prerequisites
Part 3 | Developing A Winning Strategy
Part 4 | Live vs Online
Part 5 | Cons of a Pro Poker Lifestyle
Part 6 | Tips to Be a Successful Poker Player
Part 7 | Ready to Give it a Go?