Originally Posted by no_dollar
personally it's the intellectual stimulation and challenge. money of course is great motivation, but for me it's the rush of being in somewhat of a competition. i am motivated more in making good decisions rather than being a hundred percent results-oriented. meaning if i play bad (or make wrong decisions) i almost want to lose; the good "something" is constantly wanting to get better and as cliche as it sounds, not giving up if u have a bad run or beat (especially when u play good).
Same goes for me !
I love to feel that I outwitted my opponents, once I see his cards and see that I'm ahead, the rest is poker.