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How Do I Become A Pro Poker Player?

It’s awesome you want to quit your job to play. It’s not an easy feat, it’s actually extremely difficult. The things I’d say you should most certainly have taken care of are: no debt, 1 year of living expenses, and 80-100 buy-ins of whatever stakes you’re planning on playing. So if you’re planning on playing 2/5 with a buy-in of $1000, you should have about $80,000 saved up. Maybe more or less depending on the type of player you are and the volatility of your style.

I can’t tell you how important it is to not have any extra bills, like credit card debt. You want your life expenses to be at a minimum so you can not only stay afloat with your bills, but also grow your money. It’s tough.

Lastly, I can’t stress enough how important studying is. Study, study, study. And even when you start to transition to full time, it’s important to continue studying regularly.

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