Owing to the extraordinary size of some fields, the larger online events can comfortably run for longer than 12 hours. In the live arena, the most prestigious events can require a week of 12-hour days at the table.
Sessions like those require stamina and a player's fitness is increasingly a factor in their success at large field tournaments. Poker is more than just a mind game; it can also test your body's limits too.
Staying fit and healthy is increasingly important to compete at the highest level.