Thinking about making a living as a poker player or pool hustler

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Thinking about making a living as a poker player or pool hustler. What's that life like?

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EprGnEjm2oE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Ivey#Edge_sorting_lawsuits
https://londonhollywood.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/verdict-just-in-top-poker-player-phil-ivey-cleared-of-cheating-casino-out-of-7-7m/
MPmaster
MPmaster

@ZeroReborn
not knowing that Bantz that is Tony G

Ooo hooo hoooooo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EprGnEjm2oE

If you're good, the life is really amazing.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@MPmaster
Wow. The Bantz are real.

Inmate
Inmate

@MPmaster
I love Tony. Him and Hellmuth make poker great.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@MPmaster
Tony G
Australian
Checks out

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@ZeroReborn
Study Tom Dwan also known as (durrrr), and Phil Ivey. Watch all the Poker After Dark episodes. You'll learn alot about cash game.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Deadlyinx
one player who lost 21m in one session
one player who has to cheat casinos out of their money

Okay, guy.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Methnerd
Eveyone loses money in the game at some point, please tell me who cheated casinos to win money out of the two?

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Skullbone
Phil. He's been sued every time, too.

But Dwan not only lost everything he had, but he went deep in the red. There was a lot of rumors he was killed for it, but those were debunked.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Skullbone
Yeah, Ivey got in trouble for cheating in London. Something about taking advantage of imperfections in the backs of the cards.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@SniperGod
Tom Dwan was a risky bluffer in very high stakes cash games, bluffing is his play style. Very risky. And source on Phil Ivey please? He is extremely talented in all sorts of poker, especially no limit hold 'em. He wouldn't give the time of day to cheat a casino, I've watched him play for years. He has no incentive to cheat.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@CouchChiller
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Ivey#Edge_sorting_lawsuits

JunkTop
JunkTop

@CouchChiller
Dwan was just a luckbox utilizing small sample size to build a brand for himself. (which never took off)

Phil is a talentless hack nowadays getting #rekt by fish.

Why do you think all the greats from the early 2000s are now considered fish? EVEN ISILDUR IS CONSIDERED A BAD REG NOW

Supergrass
Supergrass

Bump

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Supergrass
Why?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@ZeroReborn
https://londonhollywood.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/verdict-just-in-top-poker-player-phil-ivey-cleared-of-cheating-casino-out-of-7-7m/

@JunkTop
It's poker, faggot. You can't win them all. The greats from the 1980s until the 2000s are still considered greats. Negreanu and Antonius are still greats. What are you talking about?

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Raving_Cute
Yeah that Phil Ivey dindu nuffin wrong, did he?

MPmaster
MPmaster

go to www.twoplustwo.com, and read their forums

It's definitely possible, but you need to be willing to study for 2 weeks 8hrs a day before you start, then you need to be willing to work 8+ hr days + come home and study/think/discuss the hands you played -- In other words, you would likely be spending 55+ hrs a week playing/studying, and not many can handle the mental stress.

Source: played professional online poker before black friday

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@MPmaster

I forgot to add, unless you can play online, you cannot expect to make more than $50/hr unless you have an absurdly high level of skill/intelligence/work ethic.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Booteefool
I don't think he did. But if a player requests a new deck, you must play a new deck. If no cards can be created symetrically, how can you possibly tell which card is which by edge sorting?

massdebater
massdebater

@Raving_Cute
Negraunu is the only Great that actually works on his game. I think maybe esfadiari does too, but the rest of them are fish. They've all been drained of their playing money. There's actually a documentary on youtube that shows the people hunting the giga whales.

you cant win em all

Sure, but over the long run, you win.

@MPmaster
ever visiting 2+2

I was ip banned for saying that white people aren't inherently racist, and labeled a conspiratard for that. Most toxic fucking forums I've ever seen.

likme
likme

@massdebater

I don't know why you're discussing that on there, but I've never experienced anything negative over 2k+ posts.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@likme
they have threads dedicated to doxxing people they dont agree with
its actually kinda scary

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@massdebater
Hehe.. /pol/. Not even once.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@massdebater
Negreanu is a great. Super smart guy. But he overthinks alot and misses pots he could've destroyed peolple on. Esfandiari is also a great player. But their play style is more tourney than cash game imo. But people like Ivey who I've seen contemplate a call with ducks against a huge bluff from Dwan with nothing in his and and about 1.2m in the pot is just amazing to me. The fact that phil even thought about calling him and played him to the river blows my mind.

sure, but over the long run, you win.

That he has

Snarelure
Snarelure

@massdebater

Also, hunting the old heads, poker is not what it was 36 years ago. Online play has changed the way people play completely.

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