Originally Posted by Mase31683
David Benyamine <--- Guy is murdering poker right now
True murdering poker, but he's donking off his life rather than chips [From Inside Poker (http://www.insidepokermag.co.uk/poker/players/7599/living_the_high_life.html) (bold is my emphasis, not theirs)]:
On the face of it, everything is perfect in Benyamine’s world. Poker has brought him money, a doting fiancee and the respect of his peers. But success has not come without a price. Schoenberg compares their relationship to ‘ships passing in the night’
at times: she goes to bed at a time when he’s just ready to start a long night session.
Another casualty has been his health and appearance
. Hunching for hours on end in front of a computer screen has seen his weight balloon and exacerbated the back problems that forced him to bow out of a promising tennis career. He finds it difficult to even indulge in golf, one of his favourite hobbies. ‘When my back is hurting, I am at home miserable,’ he says. Schoenberg is adamant that a largely sedentary lifestyle is not for her. ‘It’s affecting our lives too much
. It wasn’t an issue when he could play golf but it’s gotten worse and worse. It’s really important – he’s got to buckle down and shape up.’