Thursday, August 6, 2009
Life of a Poker Pro
The money blog, Budgets Are Sexy, has a new post up about the 'life of a poker pro'. Not much new in this post that I haven't heard before, but there is an interesting crystallization of the dangers of forgetting how valuable money is. His point is that if you make $80,000 a year at poker, you're likely making swings of $1000 to $5000 a day at the tables. At that level, $100 is a pre-flop bet. But when you get out into the 'real world', you have to now think of that $100 in the same way as people who make $80,000 a year (not the most princely sum) think of it. The same money that was insignificant at the table, is now entirely significant. Well put.