Junglen calls time

Junglen calls time

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The tournament treadmill at the World Series of Poker can be a grind, especially if you're consistently dropping buy-ins and rarely making the money. That type of run has made one top US pro reassess his future and take a break from the game.

Adam Junglen is the pro in question and he will be giving up poker for the foreseeable future. Junglen wrote on his blog, “this year I’ve slowly noticed the enjoyment level just isn’t quite as high as it used to be. My backer and friend for over 5 years now, Daniel Negreanu, had noticed and we agreed it’d be in my best interest to take an extended break from poker. Basically just work on finding happiness, something I’ve unintentionally set aside for quite some time now.”

Junglen, who has almost $1m in live tournament earnings added, “I know I’m going to miss the game too much to just quit forever (nobody actually ever quits poker forever, right?). I do still enjoy it at times. I’ve just noticed over the years those times are becoming fewer and further between. It’s much easier to play your best when you’re actually enjoying the game, without any exterior distractions.”

We wish him well.

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Tags: Adam Junglen, World Series of Poker, Daniel Negreanu