My current situation:
- Full time job + Family
- Have roughly 60 hours per month for poker and diminishing
- Removed most of my BR since BF and it typically doesn't go back online
- I (like most people) think I'm a relatively smart person
What I've done:
- Read basically every mainstream book there is
- Read every strategy post on the forum
- Can probably give you at least the gist of if not a theoretical guideline of most concepts
- Don't have time to watch videos because if I get a chance to sit down at my computer, I want to play
- edit: 14 coaching sessions with 5 different coaches
- Knowledge does not translate into results
- Built a BR from $0 to playing 200NL and all the way back down to playing 25NL
- Played weak-tight 11/9 and LAG 19/17 and everything in between
- Played + and - redline postflop styles
- Mass tabled and 6 tabled
Ultimately where I want to be:
- I want to be that small stakes 200NL / 400NL guy that can just make low 5 figures per month after rakeback seem easy
- Essentially make 2-3x my salary so I can quit my job.
I just don't know how to go from my current situation to where I want to be because I'm sure those guys that make it seem easy put in a ton of hard work. And I just do not have the time to commit to a lot of hard work but surely a part time player that puts in a medium amount of work should be able to survive at 100NL.
I've been falling way behind the curve and it kind of seems like the explosion in free or near free poker information in the past couple years has brought everyone up to speed very quickly. But it must be true that everyone playing micros and small stakes is still terrible if there are people making money at mid and high stakes, so there's still a lot of value in this game even though the migration of players to lower stakes seems to be increasing.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated in the comment section or email.