This is a discussion on What Would You Give up Playing Poker For? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; If you had to give up playing poker for something else (hobby, item, skill etc.) what would it be
If you give up poker it is because you did not care too much. For example, for me it is a hobby, I have thousands of hobbies, and in my order of preference is not even in the top 10, if I stop playing is not that I gave up, I am doing something else
I don't ever want to give up poker. Not because I'm addicted or need to. I don't risk any money that impacts my family and i enjoy a little competitive action. I love a game of skill where you can sometimes outplay your opponent/s. I don't even mind all the Pokerstars bad beats. Now: If i could play and sing as Glen Fry's replacement with "The Eagles" i might give up poker.
The porker for me is not something like a job that demands all day, but I play it because I am passionate and recreational. In the event that he is a professional poker player and would have to stop doing it, it would only be to play football professionally
I think that if someone offered me a thousand dollars to give up poker forever, I'd take it.
For me, poker is a minor hobby. I play some real life games with friends when we get together, and I play some freerolls and cardschat games (awesome, thanks CC!) and collect the occasional ticket on PS through starcodes and through the pokerschool scratch tickets.
It's a financial thing. I'd love to play more, but I can't justify spending hours on a freeroll or cheap MTT when I could be earning serious and concrete dollars by working. And when I'm not working I should be doing chores around the house.
For me, poker is like playing a video game, it's a way to spend my free time. Not that important at the end of the day in terms of money or ego.