Zach Gensler doesn’t have a WPT title, WSOP bracelet, or impressive Hendon Mob profile to his name, but he loves the game of poker and wants to go down as part of the game’s history.
In June he will be attempting to break Phil Laak’s Guinness World Record for longest continuous poker session by playing cash games for 120 hours straight.
The Unabomber? Wild? Crazy? Nuts? Insane? Call him what you will, but 1 thing is undeniable – Phil Laak is quite the character. Known more for his table talk, antics, prop bets, and friendship with Antonio Esfandiari, than his poker play, Laak had been atop an infamous list of “professional poker players without a World Series of Poker bracelet” – until now.
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
I’ve picked a few select pros to watch and listed them below along with the REASONS they should be watched at this year’s World Series of Poker. Here are the first 5; the next 5 will come tomorrow.