Playing in poker tournaments money is not viewed as just money, the actual value of money is utility. Most players go for big money to win the game. You can give out $10,000 for any chance with a fortune and left with nothing. This will depend on finances that you have and your feelings on risk taking.
Advice to any poker player is that don’t play games that are above your comfort level, player who has huge money can play in big poker tournaments, he would not mind having marginal shot in any situation for improved chance of going deeper in winning the game.