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Planning For The WSOP – Part II

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: May 23, 2018


In the previous column, I dealt with some specific preparations (like setting a loss limit) to help you avoid disaster. In this column, I will focus on ways to improve yourself and your playing ability. All of this takes work, but no one ever improves at a discipline that is both physical and mental without doing some work. Improve Yourself Physically Since you may spend nearly two months playing poker ten to fourteen hours a day, it is essential to be in good physical shape. To maintain or increase my strength and stamina, I try to get to the gym at least four times a week. Two workouts focus on cardio (treadmill, recumbent bike or elliptical) and two on strength training (weights and weight machines.) It is also useful to some stretching or yoga. Improve Yourself Mentally Before I discuss poker-specific training, I want to recommend doing a variety of ...

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