EPT10 Grand Final: All I need is the air that I breathe...


Oxygen, it's good stuff. Don't think you're a fan? You try going a day without the stuff. In fact, I doubt you could go more than a couple of minutes. I'll not force you to relive your high school biology lessons, but let me just remind you that that oxygen is a pretty vital part of the respiratory process and, well, staying alive.

Let's take a look at some of your everyday air, the stuff that you usually breathe in. It's 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, with the remaining parts being made up of argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium and methane, all those tertiary gases making up the final one percent. This make-up is probably the same in your average card room, although it can often feel significantly less pure than that, especially if you're sat next to the guy that goes to the bath and doesn't wash his hands.


High on life, plenty of oxygen

If 21% oxygen is good for you then surely more than that is good, right? How about 50% oxygen or - can you believe it? - 95% oxygen? That's what is currently on offer for free at the Kisikura booth in the restaurant of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final.

Four sterilised oxygen headsets sit at the bar ready to give you five-minute hits of intense oxygenated goodness courtesy of Kisikura, which, so we've been told, is very good for you: body detox, better sleep and digestion, decreased aging processes, relax muscles, increased oxidation and energy transformation of carbohydrates, sugars, fats and proteins, so says the Kisikura website.

If you've got a few spare minutes then drop in and take a blast. It could give you an edge and you should never pass up a chance to maintain your A-game, right? Oh, and there's a free prize draw for a weekend for two in Slovenia. (Disclaimer: Slovenian air may only contain 21% oxygen.)

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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour