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Default Is winning 25k playing poker a lot?

I have managed to win this amount, combined live and online winnings within the last couple years playing part-time. My win rate is only getting better and I am starting to play higher stakes. Is this a lot of money to win from the game? Should I consider pursuing the game further even though I donít find it enjoyable and view it as a waste of my time?
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It's not a lot of money to me, I do not think you should pursue it further.
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tinsoldier, please refrain from commenting on my posts. I donít know you, and I donít like you. Additionally, your posts/replies are rarely of any value.
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Default Re: Is winning 25k playing poker a lot?

Impossible to answer really...

Its down to how long that has taken and how much work it was. If its in a week, thats good. If its taken 5 years thats also fine, but hardly enough to live on
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Getting addicted to heroin is much cheaper than getting addicted to gambling.

Steer away!!
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tinsoldier, please refrain from commenting on my posts. I donít know you, and I donít like you. Additionally, your posts/replies are rarely of any value.
I answered your question exactly as asked.
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Default Re: Is winning 25k playing poker a lot?

The amount is all relative and obviously depends on the game. If you're talking about the WSOP, 25k is almost nothing.

$200 is a standard buy-in for small stakes NL Hold'em The standard, initial buy-in for a typical $1/2 No-Limit game of Texas Hold'em poker is $200. For $1/3 No-limit, many players buy-in for $300. Although not required, the standard buy-in for any no-limit game is 100x the big blind.

Only wager what you are comfortable with.
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It depends on amount of money with wich you started to play.
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$100 to 25k in 2.5 years part-time.
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I don’t really understand the point of the thread if I am honest

Only you can decide if that’s good or not V the amount of work you put in
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Used PayPal cash flow to do it. Helped me found an ecommerce company
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Default Re: Is winning 25k playing poker a lot?

I would take the money and run. You say your wagers have been getting bigger and bigger so it's probably only a matter of time before you lose it all and have some mafia guy chasing after you trying to collect.

Aside from that 2.5yrs is a long time and you could have made that amount working at McDonalds without any risk.

EDIT: Or, AT LEAST, take the $25k you've made and set it aside, then start with $100 again and see if you can make $25k again.
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If you don't find it enjoyable and a waste of your time....there are many other options available to do in life...
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It's not a lot of money to me, I do not think you should pursue it further.
not a lot of money to you? wow some people are just lucky I guess
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Man, you are really good player if you win such big amount of money, but always turn on your brain during the game. It is very improtant in order not to lose everything!
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not a lot of money to you? wow some people are just lucky I guess
Over 2.5 years....
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Yes but some months I barely played. Part-time is probably an over representation. For example, last two weeks I played 20 hours and made $1400. This win rate was common during my time playing. I never officially tracked with an app or anything but this hustle has allowed me to avoid a day job and continue hustling my internet ventures.
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Default Re: Is winning 25k playing poker a lot?

Additionally, the first time I walked into a casino was 2.5 years ago, obviously my win rate today is much higher than when I started 2.5 years ago.
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I played low stakes during this time 1/2NL live and 50NL online. Today I play 2/5NL live and 100NL online. I will keep the forum updated

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I’ve also walked into a casino with $200 and left with 2k multiple times
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I played low stakes during this time 1/2NL live and 50NL online. Today I play 2/5NL live and 100NL online. I will keep the forum updated
Nice one, already looking forward to the update.
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Over 2.5 years....
nice I didn't catch that. my reading was off. thanks
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