Playing lots of poker can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Sitting at the table or in front of your laptop for hours on end, eating whatever you can get your hands on and failing to hit the gym can pack on the pounds. Just ask 2003 WSOP Main Event Champ Chris Moneymaker.
While grinding PokerStars WCOOP from the Bahamas Chris was talked into getting a little healthier by his friend and series roomie Calvin Andersen. Calvin, a vegan who takes time to take care of himself, talked poker’s everyman into doing some yoga and eating healthier.
My big kick this fall is going to be trying to get into shape over these next three or four months before the PCA. My goal is going to be to get down to 190 lbs. before then, which is where I’d been for several years up until recently. I won’t look any different, but I’ll know the difference.
But before he takes off all that weight, Moneymaker first wants to pound a few brews with you. If you find that you’re going to be this upcoming Isle of Man UKIPT Chris says, don’t hesitate to come on up and chill with him.
“Honestly, I enjoy meeting new people and think it is the best part of what I do. If you’re looking to talk, take a picture, have a beer or whatever, I am very approachable so just come up and ask.”
It’s going to be tough for Chris to keep to his weight loss goal while on the road. He’s going to be at PokerStars Headquarters later this week and then there’s his newfound duties, as reported by CalvinAyre, as Hollywood Poker's tour ambassador.
That’s a lot of people to party with and a lot of beer to drink and let’s face it, Calvin Anderson can’t be everywhere.