Originally Posted by John Deuce
Is it just me or is this a case of "player looks annoyed to lose money, must be broke." The WSOP is a major grind, guys who have been playing a ton will be pretty cranky. Also I think you're reading too much into a ton of **** here. Also, if the high stakes players are losing money, who are they losing it to? Your post seems to lack that.
To be fair, he did, he's suggesting that many of them are actually total degens and end up losing it on casino games/ sports betting etc.
But I do agree with the general consensus.
What really bugs me is the association between not looking/feeling well and = obv. losing money.
Poker used to be my sole source of income but over the past few years i've broadened my horizons in terms of investments.
But still to do this day, any time my gf or family see me and I'm not "in good form" they automatically assume it's due to financial loss incurred through poker. Ironically poker losses don't effect me anywhere near as much as they used to.
And when i'm in a bad mood or feeling down, more often that not, it's not related to poker losses.
OP - Did you ever stop to consider the fact that they simply may have life issues niggling away at them?
Seems like you saw alot of book covers and automatically assumed they're ****.