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Teacher throws the Job and makes a living from playing Poker

"Sorry if I like a waterfall of speech. I could speak without problems tens of hours over Poker." So far, it was only an hour, the Roland Bachmann (42) was sitting there and non-stop talked about his profession: Poker. The man looked at the usually very mathematical, very theoretical, very complex. And very passionate.

For the past eight years, Berner live by Poker. He makes a good living of it. Two days per week, he sits at the poker table in the Grand Casino Bern, one day he's training at home. From time to time, he travels for a few days abroad – Paris, Barcelona, Las Vegas to play there. The Rest of the time he looks to his children, two boys three and one year old, his partner also works part – time but in a classic profession, she is a Doctor.

Bachmann's play Started a dozen years ago over the online. "I paid 50 Swiss francs and 5 francs. I said to myself, if I lost the money, I hear. I have lost the money." His experience is the following: The bad players to disappear quickly from the scene, the good players are but over the years, getting better and better.

Roland Bachmann is actually a teacher. His profession, he has given up eight years ago.

It was difficult to keep up, even for him. Also: the game lack the online feelings and conversations. "Everyone plays differently. At the poker table it comes to people. What do you think? What do you think? Why are you even here? How are you today? You're euphoric? Or frustrated?"

Bachmann is actually a teacher. His profession, he has given up eight years ago. "When everything is repeated at some point, it became Routine, in Poker, I can learn from and always new again." He reads books about strategies, power of mental training, has computer programs on which he can simulate situations.

"the theory is dry, but if you don't do it, you will get left behind." It is for the benefit of him, then back at the table. "Because I need to decide within seconds: to Bluff or not? At home, I can re-enact the situations in calm and variances to calculate."

No direct Kick, the gameplay is slow

It is not important to him that Poker is gambling. "There's a lot of strategy behind it." Maybe it should be compared most closely with to Solve a mathematical puzzle. Also can pull in the spell. Although Roland Bachmann is in any doubt that Poker can be addictive.

"There is no immediate Kick like the Roulette or the slot game, where you score with a bet or a push of a button the Jackpot." In Poker, the course of the game is slower, just as a beginner, you sit only at the table and the cards put a for other Time, because you could not keep up. Only once he had experienced a addict at the poker table. "A really bad player who has lost his income and his assets almost deliberately." Together with his daughter, the players convinced him finally to leave for the Casino block.

but How is a normal working day in the case of a professional poker player look like? At 19 o'clock, when the poker table opens in the Grand Casino Bern, Roland Bachmann to work. Clothing: Casual, in this country no one needs to gamble in a suit. Normally, he reserved his seat in advance, because in Bern, there are at the table only had space for nine people, who come later, will have to wait.

The day of the poker player seems to be not much more adventurous than the day of one office gums.

And Bachmann makes not for Fun, he doesn't want to wait to work. Although: "I've never gone to work when I had no desire to do so." At the table he remains sitting until the evening. This is often then, when the Casino closes to 2, 4 or even 5 o'clock in the morning. From time to time, but also earlier, because if the ranks are thinning at the table in the course of the Evening, does not want to each with Bachmann stay at the table.

He is a Pro, better than he nobody plays in Bern at the Moment, equal to the least. But that falls only to the weight, when only a few seats at the table. Then the other player can lose almost. The other, a hobby regular poker player, "you know, a Hobby may also. cost to play Golf costs", sometimes also students who Finance their studies Practically always it are men.

to Speak with Bachmann, not sounds the day of a poker player a lot more adventurous than the day of one office gums. And also not risky. Bachmann has calculated everything exactly. "But there is a lot of variance. You can do everything right and still lose. As a poker player you must be the no matter. It shouldn't matter if you lose one night, a lot of money. This is one of them."

Sets Bachmann 2000 francs, he must have 20'000 Swiss francs in the back of the hand.

He wins the Lose even Good. "The Worse to win once, otherwise they would not participate. And I would have no enemies." He also knows how much he can lose a maximum of how much he can use. He is never more than a tenth of the money he could lose.

he Puts so 2000 francs, he must have 20'000 Swiss francs in the back of the hand. He could lose theoretically ten times and still not destitute stand. "More than ten times in a row, you don't lose. This is like throwing the Coins. It is possible that you throw ten heads in a row. But a hundred times?"

The meaning of the question? Could you also other places

again, in mathematics. Slowly, the skull is buzzing. But Roland Bachmann could carry on. He is living his dream job. And his family supports him. During the period of maternity leave for the second child, the whole family went for two months to Los Angeles. The Casinos are open 24 hours a day. In the afternoon Papa went to work, the Morning and the evening he spent with the family.

"is Sometimes put to me the question of meaning," says Bachmann, "but there are also many other work. After all, I like to work. And the Rest of my time I spend with my family."

(Berner Zeitung)

Created: 05.01.2019, 15:58 PM

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