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