Tonight’s the night we find out who wins the World Series of Poker Main Event! The showdown is between Darvin Moon with 59 million chips and Joe Cada with 136 million chips. Despite the chip differential, players know that things can turn quickly in heads up poker. Anybody with enough patience, and a good amount of luck can win!
I’ve imagined winning the WSOP countless times. Each time I ask myself two questions:
1) If I had to choose between winning and only getting the WSOP bracelet or losing but receiving the prize money, which would I choose?
2) What would I do with $8.5 million bucks?!
The answer to question #1 is easy. I’d take the money for sure! I’d then use $10,000 of the prize money to have a jeweler craft an exact same replica. It must feel unreal walking around as the champ, but I’d rather have financial security any day.
The answer to question #2 is a little bit harder, but much more fun! First of all, we can painfully reduce the $8.5 million by 50% to get our after tax proceeds. $4.25 million is still a lot of money, but gosh darnit, that sure sounds a lot less than $8.5 million!