This is a discussion on Poker bracelet or just $ ? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; have a poker bracelet for a pro-poker player is important in your opinion? or is just "ego" and status?
And, what you think is best, have
It all depends on how you see poker. I believe that poker is a sport, therefore having a bracelet is a trophy, it is not related to the money you may have earned in your professional life, for example the third quarterback of the New England Patriots maybe not have a great salary but he can say that he was an NFL champion when he showed his ring, and I think if we asked him he would tell you that it is something very important, I am talking about a player that I don't know, that he never saw action and that I don't even know his name, he did not play a single game in the season he only practiced with the reserve team but his ring says it is 2018 NFL champion, this is the same with a poker bracelet maybe it is not an important tournament and with a great price but it says that you were the best player in a poker tournament, for me that is something very important for a pokér player
Having a bracelet used to make you part of poker’s most elite club. With the improvements in tracking winning players and their results —both with sites that do results tracking for live and online poker—it has become possible to be thought of as part of the elite poker players club without one.
Furthermore, I’d argue that the wsop is devaluing what it means to have a bracelet to some extent because there are so many more tournaments, there are many with dramatically lower buyins than there used to be, and reentries/what some consider “extreme” late registration is now allowed. That being said of course it still means quite a bit to win a bracelet, and I hope to get to wear one of my own one day!
for me the most important thing in poker is not the money in the first place, and heritage. greater respect for the players who have achieved something in terms of some achievements in the championships than just hit the jackpot.
have a poker bracelet for a pro-poker player is important in your opinion? or is just "ego" and status?
And, what you think is best, have a poker bracelet of any type and never win more than $300K for your life time , or win over $300K our + an not have a bracelet?
I have yet to see a tourney where the winner had to choose which he wished to keep. My guess, if you announce that future WSOP tourneys will be played for a bracelet only, it will have a seriously negative impact on participation. Discussion over?
I don't seem to have accomplished much with my life so far-----------, but I'm sure making good time.
money is by far more valuable than a bracelet unless you're a literal millionaire who's retired and never has to work. then winning 50k or even 100k might not be worth much to the person's overall net worth.
I think all this bracelets means nothing. You can be a successful player without them. That all depends on how much money you can win. And i,m pretty sure that most of the people everytime will choose money.
Players that have secured their lives financially by playing poker or by some other endevour, might find more prestigious bracelets as an only goal left to strive for. But there must be like handful of players like that out there.
For everyone else, bracelets are nice but its all about the money.
For pro players money are important but at the end bracelets remain in the history. I suppose that balance (which of the two is more important) are different for the different players but for most money matter most generally.
I think a bracelet would be nice but if you think of poker as your job than you gotta make that $$. That's the number 1 priority for me any way. But like I said winning trophies or a coveted bracelet would be an awesome bonus.
At one point the dollars do not matter that much for a true pro.
I understand a broke/poor player wants as much dollars he could have, but those bracelets remain a tradition for a reason. At that level few thousand $ here or there simply do not matter.
I´d prefer the money.Nowadays,having a bracelet is not as important as in previous years.Of course,Negreanu and Helmuth are obsessed with winning a new bracelet but they belong to another generation.There must be young poker players who want to win a bracelet but ,as I said above,players want to win big tournaments like Triton .Daniel Cates ,for example,doesn´t care about winning a bracelet because he prefers playing a Super High Roller in Vegas in which he can win more money..Good question by the way.
I think they both go hand in hand. Having a bracelet of course that gives you fame and distinguishes you from the other players adds to this that you identify as a good poker player, not necessarily the owner of a bracelet has to be a conceited person although sometimes there are who are conceited haha. In the same way, I also think that there are many people who have earned enough money and do not like badges so as not to attract attention. Some time ago in PS they cataloged you according to stars and asked if you wanted others to see how many stars you had, the more, you were a better player, many did not do it and thus surprised others by being exceptional players.
That,s always about the money. I think most of the people just want to have that money and i think those Bracelts means not so much to be honest at all. Yes, that can be pleasant, but i think money is more important for most of the players.