This is a discussion on How many Live Poker player will give up the game within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; COVID-19 has all but killed live poker for now. I would assume several fish will give up the game after they see how much money
They might realize how much money they save by not playing, but think of it like New Year's Resolutions. How many times has someone claimed they will go on a diet and lose some weight? Now how many have basically "given up" after just two weeks into the year?
Truth of the matter is that it takes more than motivation alone; change is often hard. Poker is the same way. Poker fish are the same; they usually enjoy poker like the rest of us (just not as successful at it). After a while, they may miss poker: give them a few weeks after it is safer to play live games again and I bet they'll be back.
1st place finish at CardsChat 30 Day Course Freeroll (May 31, 2020). As my first ever CardsChat event, this one will always be special for me.