Originally Posted by BigCountryAA
No. A person such as myself displaying this mentality would make it to that point then take the money and run. I never said anything about getting a quarter of the way there and quitting or getting halfway there and quitting. I said if I had made it to that point I would take my bankroll and retire. I have a number in my head that If I ever hit I'm not going any higher as I could live comfortably without risking it any more. This doesn't mean that If I get close to that number I'm quitting it means if I hit that number or above. I don't know how I can explain this any clearer.
Ok then what's a lot of money? $100,000? $500,000? $2,000,000?
You would never reach a monetary goal that would let you live out life comfortably because to get to that point you'd have to give everything to poker, it's not as easy as I'll just quit tomorrow. Also before you reached that point if you jsut thought about poker in a pure monetary sense then you'd be playing with scared money and never make it to the highest games. You need a no fear mentality, which clearly isn't possible when you fixate on the money.
I'll maintain that nobody that thinks like that could ever get to a point where theyare at a point where they have enough to quit and live out life.