Di "Urindanger" Dang and Hac "trex313" Dang are two well-known faces at Full Tilt Poker's nosebleed tables. The brothers have been around the online high stakes scene for quite some time and it has really paid off as their total winnings (only at FT) are close to $13,000,000. In a recent interview, Di "Urindanger" Dang was asked about 'Black Friday' and how it has affected him and his brothers dai[...] Read more » High Stakes: The Dang brothers think of retiring from poker
This is quite simple - you want to play or you want to win. Some people say, that they want to play and win, but there's always something what leads in our game, and its either profit or fun. You can have fun when you play for profit and profit when you play for fun, but you always play for one of these, you know what I mean. Many people talk about retiring when it comes to "black friday", but if you have the heart to play then you'll end up playing somehow, especially when you have $13M.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 52 (M)
I think in their shoes I would do the same thing. Maybe not leaving completely, but they are young, have a ton of money and a lot of choices as to what they will do with that money. Nothing prevents them down the road when this is all figured out, starting a little lower down and rebuilding. They did it once and I am sure they can do it again.
Joined: May '09
Age: 35 (M)
they have won a large amount of money from poker, maybe enough for them to last their lives if they invest it wisely. but will they quit poker ?? its hard to say , might move down stakes but quitting is not easy
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 29 (M)
I think you guys are correct 'bout that.. Quitting poker for good will without any doubt be quite hard, but okay.. If they have other things to do, they might aswell be concentrating a lot more on these things, like having their own business
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 32 (M)
Well i'm sure they won't quit poker for good after all but i think they meant that they'll stop playing cards for a living. I'm sure they'll still play for fun online at lower limits when the'll be able again to play on real money and live of course. As they said living out of poker is a very stresfull job, especially when you play at those limits and the variance can be huge. I assume it feels terrible bad to be $1 Million down on a month, week or even day. Now it also depends on what lifestlye you want to have, i mean if you only want a nice house, two cars and money to spend i think 2 or 3 million dollars are enough for life but if you have a different lifestlye and you spend a lot per month you need to invest them to make more money.