(1) What's the most you've ever won at poker?
I can't understand among what the questioner can imply us making a choice.
What does "the most" mean here:
(a) It can mean only money.
(b) It cannot mean money. It means a trip, a car, a house, etc.
(c) It can mean both money and other prizes.
Also, I would like to ask whether I can remove "the" in (1):
(2) What's most you've ever won at poker?
Is (2) correct?
Does (2) mean the same as (1)?
If not, then why not?
oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com writes "the" can be left out in informal British English when "the most" means as in (1): "the largest in number or amount".
So based on this, (1) and (2) mean the same.
But I need your confirmation to it to be exactly certain.