Phil Laak Still Going After 105 HoursPublished on 2010-06-07 00:53:00
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.
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