Originally Posted by ThaPr0fess0r
comfortably play 1/2 at without a significant risk of ruin?
Yeah, yeah, muppets. In theory, you could start with $25, borrow $25 from your mom, and starting with a $50 short buy-in go on a heater to a million dollars, take $10,000 of that, enter the WSOP, win the main event for $7 million, then offer Phil Ivey to flip for it all using an obsolete cranberry chip from the Bellagio.
OP had a specific requirement, I gave an answer.