The wife and I went out to dinner last night (cooked by my son at the restaurant he works at) and we were going over the upcoming schedule of poker games, to see what conflicts there might be. By the way, this is a weekly sit down discussion for us, because family always comes first. But if there's nothing on the books, I'm going to play poker.
Anyway, this weekend was easy, since we're playing together in a game up in Aurora on Saturday night. That's it. Tonight its movies and wine together.
Monday is my regular game at a friend's house. Nothing unusual there.
Then it gets tricky.
Friday the 13th there's a game that will be at least two tables. I'm not gonna miss a game on a day like that. Probably a $40 buy in. Should be fun.
Saturday, Valentines Day. My wife and I stopped celebrating Valentines Day when we were eight. In fact, I don't celebrate ANY "Hallmark" day. For one, Valentines Day is NOT a holiday. I don't work on holidays. Valentines Day is a day invented by Hallmark and Zales. Both cheap companies selling garbage. Same as Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Grandparents Day, etc etc etc.
Anyway, I digress. I'm playing a $30 unlimited rebuy event (for the 1st four rounds of blinds). I'm curious how many other people are playing.
Then on Sunday we just announced a two table, $40 event. Why not? Monday is a REAL holiday...(I'm not working). The wife will be playing this one, so at least we'll see each other!
Then on Monday, the 16th, back to my regular Monday night game.
So 6 nights of poker in 10 days. I wonder if it is too much....and at the same time I'm looking for games on those other nights. Yeah, I think I've got a problem.
Anyway, just wondering how you balance your schedule. How do you know when you're playing too much? Or do you play too much? If I lived in Vegas, I'd play a whole lot more than I do now. In fact, I'd try to simply make a living at it in Vegas. Not to the wealthy level, but a few hundred dollars a day.
If you do the math, $400 a day profit, 5 days a week, is $100,000 a year (potentially tax free, but we wouldn't do that). But if someone were to skip reporting it on taxes, then you'd only need $250 a day profit, 5 days a week, for $65,000. Because that's about what you keep after taxes on $100,000.
Sorry, got off topic there, but as you can see, grinding out $250 a day profit at the $2/$5 or $5/$10 table would be well worth your effort.