New Guinness Record Holder for Longest Continuous Poker Play: Phil Laak

Phil Laak Phil Laak has been playing poker for an unthinkable 80+ straight hours over the last few days, achieving a personal goal of having his name enshrined in the Guinness Book of World Records. The 37-year-old poker pro is no stranger to the cameras, and plenty were on hand at the Bellagio in Las Vegas to witness the “Unabomber’s” feat.

To celebrate breaking the record, Laak was accompanied by his main squeeze, former actress and WSOP bracelet winner Jennifer Tilly, and his longtime pal, Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari, as well as thousands of viewers via webcam.

Laak credited his endurance at the poker table to 5 months of training, exercising, proper nutrition, and yoga.

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  1. Casino at Delaware Park to Hold Longest Continuous Poker Tournament | Cardplayer Lifestyle

    […] The casino’s poker room will be staging the “Ironman Poker Challenge”, which is expected to run continuously for at least 36 hours. To that end, there are no scheduled breaks at all for this tournament! Play is even slated to continue straight through the coloring up of chips, which will be done one table at a time while cards will still be being dealt at other tables. While players are allowed to step away from their tables for as long as they want at any time, even taking a bathroom break will be costly, as stacks will remain in play and blinds and antes will be posted as necessary. Perhaps they’d be wise to take some tips from continuous poker play record holder Phil Laak. […]

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