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Generation Next: Athanasios Polychronopoulos Enjoys the Good Life

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 29, 2010

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Most online pros wake up at noon each day, take a shower, grab a not very nutritious breakfast, and then fire up a dozen tournaments. Thus begins another laborious day of the poker grind. It’s not uncommon for many players to enter as many as 15-30 tournaments daily, six days a week, hoping to make a few final tables and a juicy deep score. It’s a numbers game, a standard practice designed to beat the variance that goes hand in hand with playing multitable tournaments. But that life can be incredibly draining and can literally rip the love for the game right out of your heart. Then, the job you fell in love with turns into the job you hate, and your bottom-line profits can’t help but suffer. Online pro Athanasios Polychronopoulos adheres to a philosophy that happens to be the polar opposite: Enjoy your life and then play poker. ...


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