In what could have easily become an article about fast cars and high stakes with photos of Dan Bilzerian partying in his penthouse with playmates, TheRichest actually goes a different route in their latest piece on what it takes to become a professional poker player.
Declaring that becoming a professional poker player is the kind of job that “raises eyebrows, elicits admiration and likely more than a little envy” they go into what is really required if you want to take the leap into pro poker. From learning how to grind, finding profitable situations and using table selection, they paint a kinda, realistic picture of what it takes to succeed at the tables.
The pro must be competitive and aggressive to the point of ruthlessness, but more than anything else the pro must be studious and courageous.
Studious enough to know when to risk their money, and courageous enough to do it, the professional poker player is intelligent, analytical, fiercely independent, and above all patient, disciplined, and sober.
They encourage you to take the time to study, study, study and play with unequaled patience. Whether you are a recreational player or an aspiring pro, this article is worth a few minutes of your time.