Paul Zimbler Breaks World Heads-Up Record

Paul Zimbler Breaks World Heads-Up Record

Friday, 25 September 2009

Paul Zimbler, in the early hours of yesterday, raised over £35,000 for the Make-a-Wish foundation while at the same time breaking a world record by playing 74 hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds of heads-up poker continuously, culminating in being carried from his seat after his last bout with Mike Matusow.

“I have played for several days straight before in Vegas, lots of two day stints with a little sleep then right back to the tables for another two days. I have stayed awake for three days in a row, although that was mostly alcohol fuelled and I was 21, which I'm not any more,” he said prior to this challenge. Well, it seems that you’re only as young as you feel.

By the end of the three days, Zimbler had amazingly recorded 102 wins against 81 losses – this is especially impressive considering he was matched against Matusow, Doyle Brunson and other poker stars throughout proceedings.

He also managed to finish 2-1 up against the mighty Bluff Team

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