Phil Laak begins world record poker session attempt

Phil Laak begins world record poker session attempt

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Good luck to the Unabomber – he has begun his world record attempt to try and unseat Paul Zimbler from the top spot. Zimbler played for 78 hours solid late last year in order to raise money for charity and Laak has stated he will be supporting Camp Sunshine.

Laak began today (or yesterday, depending on which side of the time zones you are on) at 12.04 and will need to play through until Saturday night in order to reach the far-off 78 hour mark. To the delight of Two Plus Two forumers who have an in-joke about “Phil Laak playing $10/$20 at the Bellagio, sitting almost 10 buy-ins deep” the Unabomber is playing $10/$20. At the Bellagio.

Laak is obviously well-known in the poker world, if not for his results then for his standard prop bets and willingness to gamble. He obviously viewed this record as beatable and many are in support of him, with PokerStars’ Terrence Chan stating that “the human body can put up with pretty much anything in the short-term.”

You can follow Phil’s progress here.

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