King's Online Poker Blog Poker KingKing's Poker Bonus - Promo Code Site

Thursday, December 18, 2014
FRONT PAGE
BLOG ARCHIVE
PROMOTIONS $$
INTERNATIONAL
RSS FEED





2010-06-07 00:53:00

Phil Laak Still Going After 105 Hours



-- Unabomber logo and artwork --

Phil Laak wasn't happy just breaking Paul Zimbler's record of 78 hours, 45 minutes for the longest ever poker session - he wanted to destroy it.

As of this second, Phil has played poker continuously (except for short breaks for showers, etc) for a little over 105 hours (105 hours, 5 minutes to be exact).

Phil Laak's original target was 80 hours, as this would have broken Zimbler's record by a comfortable 1 hour and 15 minutes.

However, shortly after hitting the 80 hour mark, Laak made the bold declaration that he was going to attempt to play for 90 hours straight. If somebody else was going to break the poker endurance record, then Phil was going to make them work for it.

The 90 hour mark came and went, and Phil decided to keep playing.

Many people figured that Phil would quit at the 100 hour mark, but he blasted through that as well.

As of right now, Phil claims that he is having a "stellar time". He hasn't set a target as to when he might decide to finally pack it in - instead, he seems content to push himself to the absolute limit.

A few things that make Phil's new record particularly remarkable:

1. He has made money during the attempt (as of right now, he is up about $4k).

2. He has remained remarkably composed and coherent throughout the entirety of the 105+ hours. Compare this to Paul Zimbler at the end of his record-breaking attempt in 2009.

The two big questions right now are:

1. How long will Phil end up playing for?

2. Will anybody be able to come close to breaking this record in the future?

A few notes:

-Phil has lost four pounds since starting his "enduro challenge"

-a doctor checked Phil out and said that "blood pressure and all other vitals in perfect condition"

--

Congrats to Phil Laak for entering himself into the Guinness Book of World Records for longest ever poker session.


Photo: Unabomber Poker


Filed Under: Random Poker News





Most Recent Poker-King.com Articles

European Poker Tour - Logo - EPT - Large Size
Posted on: December 16th, 2014 10:09 pm EST
EPT11 Prague Update: Main Event Final Table Set, Oleksii Khoroshenin Leads High Roller After Day 2
European Poker Tour - Vienna - EPT - Logo
Posted on: December 16th, 2014 1:25 am EST
Vanessa Selbst Deep In EPT11 Prague Main Event
The Amaya Gaming Group - Company Logo - Simplified Version
Posted on: December 12th, 2014 5:04 pm EST
Shares of Amaya, Inc. Down 18% After Securities Investigation Revealed
King Capitol Hill Report - Latest on the Omnibus Bill from Washington DC
Posted on: December 9th, 2014 9:41 pm EST
Crisis Averted: Omnibus Spending Bill Does Not Include Restore America's Wire Act
Capitol Hill - Washington United States - Sunny Day - Photo from angle
Posted on: December 8th, 2014 5:34 pm EST
All Eyes on the Omnibus Bill







2665

TOP POKER ROOM BONUS OFFERS

Bet365€1000
Party Poker$500
Pokerstars$600
Titan Poker$2000





POKER KING BLOG PROMOTIONS

New Player Bonus at Bet365

Stan James Promo Code






INTERNATIONAL BONUS CONTENT

Kod Promocyjny William Hill

Бонус от William Hill

Κωδικός Μπόνους Bet365

Cod Bonus Bet365

Бонусный код Bet365

Código Promocional William Hill

Código de Bono Bet365

Bet365 Bonuscode




ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Online Poker Scandals (31)

Player Profiles (40)

Live Tournament Results (94)

Cash Game Results (174)

Poker Bonus Promotions (29)

World Series of Poker (116)

Poker on TV (72)

Poker Room News (167)

King Updates (10)

Poker Legislation (32)

Online Poker Tournament Results (43)

Random Poker News (197)

Miscellaneous Poker Articles (154)



PokerKingBlog.com - Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved