This is a discussion on Justin Bonomo wins the Triton Short Deck and suggests retirement from poker within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Justin Bonomo won the Triton London £100,000 Short Deck Main Event on Thursday and then promptly proceeded to suggest he’s going to retire from poker,
Going out at a high point is something thats difficult to time. If he says he'll retire from full time pro and just pick a few events thats a good strategy. Could be sick of travel because unless you done alot you don't realize how much a pain some weeks on the road can be.
I don’t think he’s retiring, but he’s not gonna grind every series. No need to live out of a suitcase, always away from the comfort of home when you are financially secure. Traveling that much must take its toll on you. When I travel home after a vacation I can’t wait to get home and relax. It must be extremely exhausting having to do it every other week or monthly. Plus, he mentioned short deck poker and the fact that he’s not a huge fan of the poker variant of flipping for such an important amount of chips. I respect his honesty, and kind of agree that short deck is much more of gamblingpoker game that adds unnecessary stress for him. He’s financially secure and there’s no need in risking millions with minimal edge.
So did Fedor Holz at one point and this didn't take long. Fedor couldn't stay too long apart from this fascinating game that led to the highest peaks. I also think it will be the case for Justin. There is always that spark inside us that lights up every day another motivation. Even though he has won almost everything he can win in poker, I am convinced that even if he takes a break he will realize that this is a lifestyle. The trips with the poker game make him really happy and he will be back to the table very soon.
All these top players are partially retired. They’ve made so much from poker that they don’t need to play everyday. Some of the people that have retired are Dan Coleman (was crushing high rollers and decided to basically stop playing), Peter Eastgate (ME winner who was in some high stakes cash games, got into a sports betting problem and stopped gambling). All these other guys like Fedor aren’t really retired.