How to become a professional poker player
The dream job that is playing poker for a living.
What steps do you need to take to become a professional poker player?A lot of newer players have a few good weeks playing poker and far too quickly think to themselves that this is it, time to quit their jobs and become a professional poker player. There are a few key things that you want to make sure you have checked off before you decide to go pro.
How big is your bankroll?Ideally to be a professional poker player, you want to have a very healthy size bankroll and a great bankroll management strategy. As a professional poker player you want to be able to deal with variance and continue to play your main stakes, be able to withdraw your poker winnings each week or month and still be able to grow your bankroll. It's for this reason that I would suggest you don't even consider becoming a professional poker player until you have at least 100 buy ins in your roll.
Have a solid track record and experienceIt's important to know that you are beating the games over a good sample size so that's why I suggest you at least set yourself a bankroll challenge which really tests you. You should make sure that you play good volume in this kind of challenge to make sure you're comfortable playing a lot of poker and more importantly, still enjoy playing as becoming a professional poker player can often take some of the fun out of playing.
Study, study, studyNow that you are a professional poker player do not make the fatal mistake of thinking that you no longer need to keep working hard on improving your game. Now it is more important than ever to make sure you stay ahead of the game and here are some of the best ways to make sure that you do: