So, a friend of mine just came in 2nd place in the WPT. I'm railbirding watching him play and there are several fish talking about the money and one of the fish next to me says, "You know what he needs to do with the money he wins..."
I roll my eyes and sigh, since I can feel more "poker wisdom" about to eminate from the fish (they had been talking poker for the last hour)...
After a moment he says, "He should take all of the money he wins and never play poker again. Its like the lottery, you aren't going to win again so you might as well take your money and run..."
THe other fish quickly agree and finally I snap and say, "If you are a winning player, then you make more money from poker than you spend. I know the guy and he is a winning tournament player so it makes no sense for him to stop playing poker. As long as he follows bankroll management he'll be fine."
The fish say, "No, its impossible to beat the house."
I pull out my phone and show them my graph over the last year and say, "This is all the poker I've played over the year and you can see that i'm a winning player..."
The fish says, "Man, you made that much money over the year."
I reply, "Yep"
Fish says, "Man, if I were you I'd quit while I was ahead and stop playing before you give it all back."
For my reply, I literally did this...