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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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]


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