APT Aims for World Record

APT Aims for World Record

Monday, 25 November 2013

Organisers of the Asian Poker Tour are aiming for the record books at their event in Manila next month. The APT-RWM Iron Main Main Event Guinness World Record attempt will kick off on Friday, December 13th in the hope of becoming the longest ever single poker tournament.

The current record was set at Delaware Park last year when eventual winner Peter Konas won $27,000 after 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds of play.

Next month's event in the Philippines is a US$640 buy-in affair with the clock set at 60 minutes for the first 10 levels, 90 minutes for the next 10 levels and 120 minutes thereafter.

Even if the tournament does enter the record books it will still need to go some to match the mark for the longest poker marathon played by an individual player. That record was set by British Territorial Army soldier Barry Denson who played continuously for an amazing 120 hours and 20 minutes at Manchester's G Casino last July.

Tags: Iron Man Poker Challenge, World Records