"DGAF" Reveals Insights Into Mind of a Top Poker Pro

Poker pro “DGAF” has been a member of the Two Plus Two forum since 2009, and on his profile describes his occupation as a live cash player who specializes in $5-10/$10-20 No Limit Hold’em games. The unnamed player also has contributed almost 5,000 posts to the forum, and is considered to be an elite high-stakes pro amongst those who know him, including Garrett Adelstein who stated that “DGAF” was the “greatest of all time at building and maintaining great games.”
“DGAF” has also been crushing the “big games” since 2007, which made it all the more surprising that he should recently announce his imminent retirement from the game via another posting on Two Plus Two. In the posting, “DGAF” laid out in great detail the reason for his decision, and it certainly made fascinating reading with the pro stating that despite having made “heaps” of money playing NLHE for 12 out of the past 12 years, he had a strong need to quit poker before he got swallowed up by the game and went out “like Wan Lee, Bobby Hoff, etc.”
Elaborating further, “DGAF” said that he had developed a “humongous” sports betting leak, and was “currently sitting on a sizable negative net worth,” and as well as suffering a few health issues from “too many years on the grind,” that he had “very few real friends” and a very strong feeling of wanting to do something else with his life. The full text of his fascinating insights can be read here, but in the meantime, he has subsequently given an interview with PokerNews in which he elaborated further on his storied career as a poker pro. When asked what stood out for him after playing 20,000 hours of live poker over the fast decade and a half, “DGAF” replied that “no one gets variance [as] it pertains to poker,” and that poker was a game in which “effort and performance is not always rewarded.” Elaborating further, he stated:
“What stands out is the revolving door of high stakes poker. The people who are considered “the best” right now likely won’t even be in action in a few years. That’s the cycle. That’s the way it has always been. There are outliers of course, but really no one gets variance.”

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