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Phil Laak Aiming for Poker Endurance Record

Phil ‘the Unabomber’ Laak will attempt to put his name in the Guinness World Record books by playing poker for more than 78 consecutive hours. Laak’s assault on Paul Zimbler’s world record will begin on June 2nd in a $10/$20 no-limit game at Bellagio. In an interview with Poker News Daily, Laak says that he expects this game to run uninterrupted through the duration of the WSOP making it a good fit for his 80 hour challenge.

Laak plans to sit in the $10/$20 game at Bellagio at noon on June 2nd. If he succeeds in his quest to play for 80 hours straight, he won’t leave the game until 8:00 p.m. on June 5th. Half of any money Laak wins will be donated to Camp Sunshine, which provides a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses.

In the aforementioned interview, Laak says that he’s hallucinated about floating poker chips during a 40 hour session, so it should be interesting to see how he’s doing after playing for twice that long.


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