(Original post by tobycs)
If you are new to the game I would defiantly sign up to this website
If you follow everything correctly they give you up to $150 for free. You might be asking why? They make money out of you for playing basically. They also teach you how to play using ICM, SHC, and many articles and quizes to improve your play. Make sure you follow all the steps to signup properly otehrwise you won't get the free money.
I know many people who rely on a income. One of my friends is already up $300,000 so far this year. He is taking a break of poker for a month because he is spending one big bet travelling. Just remeber if your going to live off poker in some places you have to pay up to 60% tax. Luck in the uk you don't have to pay any.
You don't always need £200 it depends on what strategy you are using whether its BSS or SSS.
I defiantly don't believe books are the best way to learn anymore because there are far more advanced stratigies on the internet for free. I only believe books are for the more advanced players but if you want to read them for enjoyment by all means read them but there are defiantly better stratigies on the net.
If you are going to start cash games online I would defiantly recommend playing a site with loads of fish and NL2 or NL5 would be ideal. You won't be able to live off it but you could make a decent income
I prefer tournament poker because you make more money at it if your good at getting deep.
Thats a nice win at uni. I have a friend who plays and he just won the sunday million for $255,000 ;(
If your moving to cash I recommend learning SSS or BSS. basically sss is where you only play premium hands AQs+, JJ+ but BSS is a bit looser and you put pressure on the SS's.
Cash games are far easier but tournaments are more fun.
People defiantly start at two big stakes and end up going broke to early or they get lucky and win and think they are on top of the world and then they go broke.
is defiantly the best website for poker school.
Professional just means you make a living out of something, you might make a living out of working in McDonalds so technically your a proffesional McDonalds worker. It's obviously not true in 100% cases i.e MCD but its a general idea. He is defiantly not a poker star (someone who gets all the media coverage) though
You guys should defiantly check out this thread: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/54...ge-2-a-533223/
He is basically turned $5 into $100,000
If anyone wants any advice just pm me or if anyone wants to watch me play feel free to pm me too
EDIT: my brother left his account on so i have accdidently posted on his account. sorry