OCCUPATION THESAURUS

PROFESSIONAL POKER PLAYER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A professional poker player is someone who plays poker for a living, drawing wages from their winnings rather than by clocking hours. People in this field may gamble in person at a casino or professional card room or play online against opponents located anywhere in the world. Some professionals enter tournaments that may require a sizable buy-in and last hours or even days. Players who like to travel will attend international tournaments and go on tours while others prefer working close to home.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Just like any other skill, poker requires practice, with some players logging an average of eight hours per day. This may include playing casually with friends or simply showing up to lower-stakes games. Professional players also need to study everything there is to know about their game; antes and blinds may go up depending on which variant of poker is being played, and the rules for each are different. In addition, players need to develop mathematical accuracy and analytical skills, since these are vital for gambling wisely and managing their bankroll.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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COMMON WORK-RELATED SETTINGS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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