Well with so many ranked pros playing sit and go tournaments for a living now, it is a lot more about the individual functions swallowed within the tournament. You can see pros taking down first place constantly now with many online poker sites offering sit and go Pro events. Brett Goodhand taking down first place three times in a row at the Commerce Casino is a running theme now, and it is one reason I thought I was ready to try and make a living playing poker online.
There was a period of time where I was losing a lot of money playing freerolls and would have to go on tilt which hurt my win rate. I was losing my bankroll and could only play sit and go tournaments. I made a goal to start living off poker winnings only and not use my improving skills in the other aspects of my life. This may have been a hard decision for me and took a long time to decide, but when I made my decision it felt right. I realized poker was my life and poker was what I wanted to do. I realized I would have to devote a major portion of my time to poker and re-plug the leaks in my game.
There are going to be twists and turns in your pokerlounge99 career where you will be profitable and take a hit. This is the price you pay for your health and well-being. If you think you can just turn it all around and earn a living off poker winnings alone you are sadly mistaken. You can’t just fix all the flaws inside of you and become a semi-pro or anything above a casual player.
If you decide to become a poker pro and squeeze money out of poker like Goodhand did then you will be well above average in the world of poker and will have the bankroll to support your every other requirement except gambling. That is the flaw in your game, and Goodhand’s flaw was simply being able to recognize when the perfect situation came about.
It took him a long time to realize he could beat top limits, and when he did his career took off with a bang. In this sense, you can read a lot of books and watch a lot of videos about poker and still never make it to the point a lot of players have reached, but you can if you work hard. I do know from experience, hard work pays off, and you will be significantly better than most players sitting at the table right now. If Daniel Negreanu or Phil Ivey had patience of a feather, they would be sitting at the exact same table with me right now.
If you learn to be patient, you learn to fix your mistakes, you learn to play solid starting hands, you learn about opponent’s tendencies, you know the exact spot to put your opponent in front of you, you will be a profitable poker player in the long run. Spotting an opponent’s weakness is easy, but you have to be willing to put in the work and recognize when you are better than your opponent and capitalise on it.
This is the key to becoming a successful poker player. How many online poker players who know exactly how to play solid poker have not yet made the big money?