PokerStars Team Online's Roy Bhasin is going to great lengths to get ready for WCOOP.
The 12th annual World Championship of Online Poker begins this weekend on PokerStars and depending where you live in the world, you might have to trade some sleep to get in on the action.
One player who won't be letting the WCOOP get in the way of his sleep schedule is PokerStars Team Online's Roy Bhasin.
The pro known as GodlikeRoy online will be playing from Australia and he told PokerListings.com that he's been training himself to sleep from noon until 7pm in preparation for the upcoming series.
“It's actually not affecting me that much,” Bhasin explained.
“Since I'm still awake for most of the morning I can have breakfast and get outside. When I wake up in the evening there's still time to enjoy the night, have a late dinner and get to work.”
Bhasin will be one of thousands of players logging on from around the world for a piece of the $40 million in guaranteed prizes.
The big payouts and larger Pot-Limit Omaha events were enough to pry Bhasin away from his usual cash-games, not to mention completely up-end his daily routine.
The WCOOP Main Event is one of the year's biggest online poker tournaments.
“I usually look through the schedule, pick out the events I want to play and then work out my sleep schedule to be awake for those and still be able to play my cash game sessions alongside them,” said Bhasin.
The 2013 WCOOP consists of 66 separate events beginning September 8 and concluding with the $8 million guaranteed Main Event September 29.
Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments.
Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.
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