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Life of a poker player

The life of a poker player sounds pretty good, right? You get to sleep in every morning, hit the golf course each afternoon, and sit at the poker tables every night. You can also be your own boss, make your own hours, and of course, you get to be rich and famous. This is the kind of life most of us strive for, but few of us ever reach. There are three key elements you need to have to be a successful professional poker player: You need to be talented, lucky, and incredibly smart. Talent and luck will bring you a lot of money, but being smart will allow you to keep your money.

   

Most experts agree that successful poker players all have a few common traits: They cannot have a gambler’s mentality; they need to have a poker player’s mentality. The difference is important because a gambler will bet on their emotions, while a poker player will bet on their intelligence. Little do people know, poker players need to be readers. They have to know everything about the game of poker, the odds of every hand, and if they play in tournaments, the biography of every player.

 

If you want to become a poker player, one thing is clear: do not quit your day job. Begin by playing with friends after work and playing online. The most important factor in all of this is financial stability. Once you have a good feel for the game begin entering in tournaments. How much money you make will determine how soon you can start a professional career and live the life of a poker player. It’s not an easy route, but all prospective players need to remember one thing: if you want to be a professional poker player, you have to love to play poker, not just like it, you have to love it.

 

There are many trials and tribulations that come along with living the life of a poker player. First and foremost, the money is very inconsistent. This is where most players run into trouble, because they are not smart when it comes to money management. The most talented players in the world will often find their bank account dry because they do not know what to do with large sums of money. They do not know how to manage their money. When a player finally gets that big win, they will spend it all in one place and start betting big on the golf course and on sporting events. And all of the sudden that big win will be gone before they know it.

 

There are a lot of people who are very happy and successful playing poker; maybe someday you’ll be one of them!

 

Author: Abscident

 

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