This week I tracked 47 players - 23 showed profit, 10 had losses and 14 were break-even. Winners combined for about ~$81,000, losers for ~$29,500. "JstAplayer93" played biggest sample - 948 games.

Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates Won The Most

Charles Hawk: What is the toughest or most challenging about being poker pro?​​


Chris (CHD17): The toughest challenge about being a pro poker player is balancing poker with real life. Having the freedom to work whenever I want often leads to me playing too often or not enough.

Jack "jackstack99/aisixer3jk" Ketendjian: Nothing really, it's great to be an Husng reg. The only thing I'd say is not being sure  what the future holds in husngs with bots being around.

Andrew: For me the most challenging to be a poker pro is to deal with dispersion. Because of dispersion I never know my real level of skill.

Darius 'AAnythingKK': I think its maintaining a high standard of play even when running bad. Spins have a lot of variance in a lot of different ways and not playing more scared/aggro when 'they always have it' can be tough.

Arturs "IKSecret" Kurnajevs: To discipline yourself keep working on your game to excel after you have reached decent income comfort zone and of course maintaining good life balance!

HSR weekly report #183: Biggest Winners - "koh1990"; Biggest Loser - ''Saauron1'' 

This week I tracked 46 players - 22 showed profit, 13 had losses and 11 were break-even. Winners combined for about ~$71,000, losers for ~$37,000. "koh1990" played biggest sample - 881 games.

koh1990 Won The Most (+$9,629 after 881 games)

Charles Hawk:  What is the toughest or most challenging about being poker pro?​


Zak 'BOOMF' Wray: The biggest challenge is YOURSELF!​ It has to be the variance part of the game, of which, we're all exposed too, especially as games get more and more tougher. It will effect different people in different ways but how you respond to disappointing results might just be the defining factor for me. It can push some people on to play more, study more, get better or it can force others to different formats, for better, for worse​.


Ankush 'pistons87' Mandavia: The most challenging thing about being a poker pro is dealing with downswings in my opinion.  You never know when they are going to come and how long they are going to last.


Daniel 'Pl@yerABC" Sklar: After reading your question, I paused for a while a thought about it. Answers like bankroll management, tilt control, handling downswings, etc. immediately came to my mind. But none of them sounded right.

Charles Hawk: What is the biggest advantage that the poker world brings to your life?


Stevan 'random_chu' Chew: I guess the easy answer is freedom​

Jack "jackstack99/aisixer3jk" Ketendjian: it brings freedom for you to work your own hours and do whatever you want . this freedom can hurt some guys and make them lazy, and can also separate the greats from the good. it really tests you as a human being to see how much discipline you really have, each day you have a choice. you can wake up study piosolver and grind, or you can wake up scratch your ass and watch tv. Or you can do something in between. Being in direct control of how you choose to behave on a daily basis and the impact that it has on your financial success in poker is an incredible thing​.

Knut 'smatt' Turk: I think the obv answer is to be able to work/study/take time off at your own shedule. Its also a great benefit not to have any sort of "deadline" pressure nor to have to be somewhere at 8am. I think overall any kind of 9to5 work enviroment is rather inefficent not as productive as a more relaxed shedule and being a poker player is the exact opposite of that :)​