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Staying in School, and Poker as a Career

Don’t quit school to play poker!

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Sep 04, 2009


Editor’s note: This column is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s new book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play. If you are in college and are thinking about dropping out to play poker, don’t do it. If you spend much time reading about poker — either in print or on the Internet — you know a lot about guys who quit their jobs or quit school to play poker full time. In fact, some of the guys who write the material that you read in poker books and magazines have done one if not the other, and a lot of them go so far as to make a point of it, presumably to demonstrate how successful they have been playing poker. That said, it is absolutely the wrong message, particularly for those who are still in college. Now, if you are in the workforce and are thinking about ...

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