Phil Laak Smashes Guinness World Record for Poker Endurance

Preview: Phil Laak has smashed the Guinness Book of World Records record for Poker Endurance. He had aimed for a personal and record time of 80 hours and has now gone well beyond that time. He has played poker for four days straight (96 hours) and is still going strong!

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  • June 7th
  • 7 a.m. – At 115 hours, he has decided to call it quits.  He has won a total of $6,500, half of which will go to charity as well as much more earned in donations while he played.  He has set a new Guinness World Record of 115 hours for Poker Endurance, redefining what was previously considered possible!
  • June 6th
      • 9 p.m. – 105 hours down and no end in sight!  Phil’s doctor came by to check him out and says that his blood pressure is fine and he is in perfect shape to continue playing.  Only up $4,000 now.
      • 7 p.m. – 103 hours and going good.  This is just unreal at this point.
      • 4 p.m. – The Unabomber has reached 100 hours and still going strong.  No end in site as he looks to set a record that may last for years to come.
      • Midday – He is now at 96 hours – that’s four days straight poker! He is also up around $14,500. He is on a winning streak despite the exhaustion. He says that his new goal is now 101 hours and that he loves every moment of his record setting experience.Phil Laak Guiness World Record 96 hours
      • 2 a.m. – He has made it to 86 hours and counting …
      • 1 a.m. – He is now 85 hours and quickly running out of gas. He knows the end is coming but is hanging on for as long as possible.
  • June 5th
      • 10 p.m. – Hero now 82 hours in and up $6,500 in cash!
      • 8 p.m. – Phil Laak has smashed the Guinness World Record for Poker Endurance and reached his target of 80 hours of straight poker! And now, the madman known as the Unabomber decides that he will keep going and try for 90 hours!

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