"Last summer, Ben Foster quit his $110,000-a-year job as a senior product manager at eBay to play online poker full-time."
"Over the course of hundreds of games, simultaneously playing eight of them per hour on PartyPoker.com, he averaged $15 a game. (Despite all the talk of poker bots, his earnings held steady.) If he played 20 hours a week, that $15 per game would translate to about $125,000 a year for a part-time job. The in-laws were still skeptical."
Read the wired.com article here.