If you won the WSOP Main Event, would you quit poker or raise the stakes?

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1. Put a huge amount aside that will ensure a nice life.
2. Think about what would make you happy the most. Work less, do social things, spend money on stuff...
3. Definitly chose some money willing to donk into poker. Playing some of the coolest events, such as the PCA or sth.
 
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i would not quit but i would enjoy it with family
 
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I would set aside the majority of the money to invest for income so I don't need to worry about profitability for the rest of my life, and then move up as high as my skill in poker would allow me to still be a winning player, and if I get bored of that, I would focus on whatever took my fancy.
 
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I wouldn't stop playing and trying to go higher limits
 
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I dont know if I would quit poker, but my volume of play would go down considerably.
 
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I would continue to play, why stop just when you achieve what took so long and effort to achieve? I would only be careful not to raise the limits too much.
 
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I would quit poker, buy a mountain, and ski/snowboard allllll day :D
 
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Quit poker; never. Invest a bunch and keep on trucking!
 
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Based on a very interesting thread I decided to create this one. The original is 'If you won the lottery, would you quit your job??? Why or why not?'. Thanks to @RiverLord90 who made it.

My ideia with this thread is to understand the motivation of you guys when it comes to play the poker game. Is about passion? Is about fun? About some bucks?

So, If you beat the large Main Event field in the World Series of Poker and put 10 millions in your pocket (no stacking, no backing, just you receiving this incredible prize 100% yours)...

...Would you stop playing poker or raise the stakes?

In my case I have no doubt: raise the stakes every time. ;)

Interesting question. I think there is a romantic sort of appeal to saying you'll quit on top. Granted, even winning the WSOP Main Event won't make you a Doyle Brunson or Phil Hellmuth because it is only once - however, I think there is a cool sense of "walking off into the sunset" and quitting there because no event win will probably ever compare to that one.

With that said, would I quit poker right there? Hmm? If I'm honest with myself, I don't think I would. I'd see myself playing at decent stakes but well within my bankroll and not "raising the stakes."

What I do see myself doing is probably being an ambassador to poker. Write a book (or several), give lectures, maybe poker coaching etc. I don't know if I'd want to keep up the grind at that level though. If I'm not doing it for the money (since I'd have a lot from winning that one event) and I'm not playing for ego...then what am I playing poker for? I'm actually not sure what I'd do. I could certainly do without the concern of if my QQ will hold up against AK though :D Perhaps I would quit high stakes poker?

I think it is a feeling people are searching for. I can feel like a million bucks playing CC freerolls and make a dollar. What is the motivation one wants from it?

+1 Awesome :) I know the feeling. It isn't the money itself there, but the sense of accomplishment and awe of winning. When I won the CardsChat 30 Day Course Freeroll, that was my first ever CardsChat event and I felt like I might as well have won the WSOP Main Event :D

Please give me 10 million and I will be able to answer your question very accurately:D:D

lol I like this answer. We never know for sure until we are in that situation right? Don't forget how good science operates too, what conclusive evidence comes out of only one trial or simulation? No, we must receive 10 million dollars or so many times to give us a bigger sample size. ;)

I would quit poker, buy a mountain, and ski/snowboard allllll day :D

Great plan! Perhaps build a ski lodge at the bottom of that mountain to warm up and such too...maybe set up some poker tables jk

I love the snow :) I've never been snowboarding before, but I really want to try, I think I'd enjoy it and be decent at it. I picked up many other winter activities quickly. I've been downhill skiing, sledding, ice skating and all the other "winter activities" but have yet to try snowboarding. Sounds cool though :)

It is impossible for me to win the WSOP :D:D

xD Trying to be realistic I see, but there is always a chance. No matter how little, it is possible. We don't have to worry about that though - you already won! The question is, would you quit poker and similarly how would you spend the prize money? ;)
 
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I will open a casino. The rest is for charity.
 
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It depends on how much time you spent on this title and how much you will have left :)
 
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I will continue to play. The stakes will be higher. And I want to win another WSOP. :star:
 
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Continue playing for the fun of it and try to break records.
 
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In my opinion, finish on the top. I wouldn't stop, but I would change the reason why I play. I would play weekly, probably monthly 1-2 times, and only low, medium level. Perhaps, I would visit few historic poker places, events, and play live without any pressure.

That is the amount, what provides opportunity to do, focus almost whatever else you want.
 
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I think I take the 90% of the earnings and the rest for still playing
 
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If you win a lot of money, you need to teach another, for example, your son, and get high yourself
 
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Would definitely try to win more and more WSOP bracelets in the very slightly less prestigious events such as RAZZ, HORSE, 2-7 low ball triple draw, 5 card single and triple draw, 7 card stud Omaha, badugi and any other variations of poker there are !!

I don't know how there is much more "moving up" from a WSOP MAIN EVENT WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Well, the safest thing would be to go to more events, but my priority would be how to reinvest the prize money to ensure both the future of my family and that of many people because it would be wonderful to be able to invest a large amount of that money in agriculture, which is what what more management and what could give me a good return to be able to help many people who need it
 
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a very strange question with an obvious answer.
but I give a strange answer, of course I will give up poker to save my nerves and money💰. I'll make some investments.
Well, maybe I'll quit smoking again.:)
 
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i would invest in different areas of my life, but i would stay at the same level of play, i love poker, but i avoid being too deluded by winning.
 
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I'll not quit my job or leave poker, I guess. Probably try some higher games, but not too much.

I'm just a recreational player.

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