ElkY goes through hell...willingly

wsop2009_thn.gifSurviving the World Series of Poker takes more than nursing your bankroll. It takes more than running well and popping antidepressants like they were Pez. It takes a surprising amount of physical strength and discipline.

Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier knows about getting in shape. Five years ago he was a lot more relaxed about his physical condition. He didn't work out much, ate what he wanted, and was, if we're all being honest, a little bit doughy.

A couple of years back, ElkY got involved in a high-stakes weight loss bet and trimmed down to the point that some people didn't even recognize the svelte French stranger.

Not satisfied with merely losing weight, ElkY has taken it one step further. Actually, he's taken it so far that he is currently existing in a world most people would consider torturous.

How so?

Check out the video blog report below.

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