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Online Poker As A Job

Jun 2, 2008
How did I win over $30,000.00 playing poker online part time in about 2 years? It really was quite easy once I figured out how to do it. First I must say that I was not a beginner when I began playing online. I have spent way too much time at a real poker table in my life and I do know the ropes. But the online game was different than the live game and it took me a while to figure out the best strategy.

No limit was also new. I had never played no-limit until the poker boom hit for no other reason that there weren't any no-limit games. Suddenly though, everyone was playing no-limit and I thought I would give it a try as well. I did not win right away. It took me a while to figure out this very different game than limit Texas-Holdem.

In poker you need patience. Without it you will never win. I finally realized that in no-limit you need to try to make the nuts (the best possible hand) and hope the other player gives you most or all of his chips. I generally played only the best starting hands but I did try to limp in with a weaker hand if it was cheap. In no-limit, the bad player will eventually lose almost every time and all you had to have was tons of patience. However, that was not what made me the most money. It was playing for the bonuses. In that 2 years I did not play one hand of online poker that did not count toward a bonus. Never.

I had accounts at over 30 online poker rooms and went from clearing one bonus to the next bonus. I started playing one table and then when I got better went to 2, 3, 4, and sometimes 5 at the same time. I made the most playing 3 games of 50 cent/$1.00 no limit and at one time I had it calculated that I was making between $25.00 and $30.00 per hour. In my pajamas! Pretty effortlessly. The bonuses were easy enough to clear (because I only played the better ones) and when you threw in the fact that I won most of the time as well, that made me a consistent winner.

Many of the Internet poker sites I played on are now gone or don't accept Americans anymore and I believe the bonuses for those who do play are not as big and easy to clear as they once were. It is kind of sad but I still do have hope. There are rumblings in Washington DC that the UIGEA may be reevaluated sometime in the near future. If it is made legal again in the US there may be another gold rush yet.
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