Very few people are having the capability of becoming a successful and professional poker player, while others just try and scrape them barely. In my opinion, poker players, who are just barely trying and scraping, cannot be considered as professionals. However, the question is that why successfully playing of poker games on long-term scale is being considered as hard. I am sure that the game could not be hard. However, the game is not as easy as the players may perceive. The only thing is that poker players should follow some essential steps so that they could become professional poker players.
First, players are required to grab technical skills for becoming winner in one form of the poker game. Second, players should make sure about their technical skills of winning by placing their bets in bigger sample size. In the next step, players should try to deal with their emotional and financial fluctuations. Last, but not least, players should place very high stakes or large volumes of hands and maintain them for each month. The players should continue this for a shot of approximately 6 months and should explain what they presently perceive.
The main reason, for which most of the poker players try to avoid this technical skill for becoming professionals, is that they do not have skills of smartly managing their bankroll. The use of aggressive bankroll strategies for winning the game is not bad, but, on doing this, players should take care that they should not lose all of their money from the poker game. Therefore, I am suggesting to all the poker players that should try to grab winning skills in poker game with high value of stakes, but simultaneously, they should also have the skills of proper bankroll management, so that they could not lose all their money from poker games.
On the other hand, some of the players perceive themselves as great players until they have winnings in poker game. However, when they will start suffering losses in poker game, they will start compounding their bad run with spewing and tilting. Therefore, as an expert I would suggest that unless they would experience massive loss, they could not become experts or professionals of poker game. In fact, the best players will not have downswings; rather they try to play in far better manner for overcoming these stretches. In fact, if we analyze the graph of any famous and top poker players, we will observe that they will have their hands in two different sections. One section will display all of the hands, for which players have earned massive amount of money, while other section will have all hands, from which they have faced break even or lose for some time and after that the cycle will repeat.
Therefore, we can rightly say that becoming a professional poker player is not easy as it looks like. Large numbers of people cannot be able to handle the stress of long stretches of break-even or lose. However, I have managed I handling stresses losing in poker game and hence, I have managed to become one among the professional players of poker. Although, I have not received millionaires amount until now, but still have managed to have frequent and quite high amount from poker game.Therefore, be a professional player is neither too hard nor too easy. The only thing involved in this is that players should have proper strategy in placing their bets, handling stretches of break even or losing and skills to manage their bankroll in smart manner.