ollierj Poker Newbie
I just finished high school this year, and im gonna spend 1-2 years saving up some money for getting my own place and stuff like that. And i wanna give it a shot with poker only, since its really hard to find a job atm and i have played alot of poker alrdy.
My goal is to make 10.000$ in one year (starting with a roll of 1000$), the only thing troubling me is i dont know which kind of game would be the best for me to play.
i only play NLHE, but i like both cash, tourney and sngs, so i just wanted some advice on what you guys think would be the easiest/safest way for me to do this!
Thanks alot and gl at the tables!
(sorry if the english is really bad)
Jimbozgrapes Poker Prodigy
well, if your plan is to turn 1k into 10k in a year, you only need to make like 800/month. You can easily do that playing low stakes. If you have a 10% roi at 3.50 sngs (a fairly easy reachable number provided basic sng understanding) you would need to play about 2300 a month, not includding rakeback, which would lower that to about 2k/month. 8 tables, is pretty easy, which would be about 15 games/hr, that would be about 140hrs a month you would need to play, so a little less then a full time job.
These are achievable numbers for being new to poker. If your a lossing player it obviously doesn't matter what stakes you will play, your going to lose. Like if your a poker genious, and want to play a ton, you could turn 1k into 10k in a month using proper bank roll and not running horribly. If you suck at poker, your gonna turn that 1k into 0 in a short while.
If you are a legitimate winner, the $7 sng games on stars will be good for you with your bankroll, or the 0.25/0.50 games. You can make almost $20/hr playing the sngs if you multi-table enough, and you can make $20/hr 4-tabling cash games if you are good enough at those limits. If you are average, these numbers are probably closer to $10/hr, so that would mean playing 80 hrs a month, or 20 hours a week.
ollierj Poker Newbie
Thanks alot, this was really helpful!