It’s not easy going in to work 5 days a week. Hell, it’s no fun working 4 days a week, either! Do I sound spoiled? I guess I am, a little. I used to work 5 days a week… then 4… then 3… and now none!
For the last year I’ve mostly played Texas Hold ‘Em for a living. The game’s become a household name in the last decade, but just in case you don’t know, I’m talking about a poker game. Hold’Em is still pretty new; poker’s been around for more than a few centuries, but Hold ‘Em has only been played for about 60 years or so. Because of this, it’s still easy to find the uninitiated.
And finding the uninitiated is what it’s all about. A well-known idiom in poker goes something like this: if you’re the 10th best player in the world, and you sit down with the top 9, you’re still the sucker at the table. While it might be tempting to butt heads with the best to test your mettle, that’s a matter of pride rather than good money management. It’s true that playing with better players can help you improve your own skills, but don’t over do it. The money you make comes from your opponent’s mistakes, and the more they make the merrier – for you!
It’s best to keep records of your play. And when I say records, I mean serious, written histories. If you keep track of which games you win at and which ones you lose – if you can spot which 홀덤 limits you do better at as compared to others, on an hourly basis – you can figure out how to maximize your time. If you just use your head, you run the risk of letting your emotions fuzzify your memories. Trust me – if you’re not writing it down, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Take it more seriously and your deficiencies will become more obvious.
If you’re worried about losing too much, tournaments are a great way to lock in a maximum risk while getting a lot of play. In tournaments, you might buy in for $10 and get up to $5000 worth of tournament chips. The prize pool is eventually divided up between the people who survive the longest. Playing this way allows you to play for hours without losing more than your original investment.
Poker is swiftly rising to the top of the competitive sports world. You might hesitate to call poker players athletes, but after going the distance you’ll feel as exhausted as if you had just run a marathon. Check out the 2 + 2 Publishing site for some great strategy discussion and links to online games. If you can handle the rollercoaster, I recommend the game to anyone looking for extra income.