mrpaddyx, on 11 June 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:
I was of course being sarcastic rather than ignorant. I don't know the details of his debt but given the large swings involved in high stakes poker its quite possible the debt is over $100k. Even a well paid job wouldn't pay this off in a hurry. However, I personally think removing himself from the poker scene until he has a control of , what seems like, dengenerate gambling problems, would be best in the long term. Going to play in the WSOP, back or not backed reminds me of those market traders who try to cover big losses by trading bigger and with more risk with money they don't really have.
ya, some people certainly think it would be better to relax and get away from the gambling world for a while before going back to playing poker. I'm not sure what the best decision is, but I would opt to play the series. The reason being, the WSOP is the biggest series of the year, there's so many big tournaments and there's so much money around the place. Even if Brad isn't at his most profitable, the possibility of hitting it big at the WSOP is so much bigger than any other tournament series, I feel it's an oppurtunity too good to pass up.Basically, if Brad waited till after the series, he's not going to have several million dollar plus prizepools every week to play for.