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Old 05-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session (Goes 115 hours)

I received this press release this morning in my email


Phil Laak to Attempt New Poker Endurance World Record at Bellagio in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada May 19, 2010 – Poker professional Phil “The Unabomber” Laak is looking to set a new world record for the most hours of poker played in a single sitting.

Taking place at the luxurious Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas, starting on June 2, Laak will be looking to break the world record of 78 straight hours of playing poker which was set by Paul Zimbler in the fall of 2009.

Phil Laak is an internationally recognized poker pro, known for his iconic look at the poker table where he wears sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head. He is also a regular on televised poker shows like Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. His animated personality, banter at the tables and interest in participating in sometimes bizarre propositional bets have also contributed to his renown.

"I have played many enduro sessions of poker, but never anything of this magnitude,” stated Laak. “I know this will test my limits but I love a good challenge and am excited to be trying to beat this record in Vegas’ top poker room."



What limit do you think he will be playing?
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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10/20 NL
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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10/20 obv
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #4
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This must be a joke/level by either the e-mailer or Matt Savage heh
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #5
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

4/8 limit
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #6
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

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I received this press release this morning in my email


Phil Laak to Attempt New Poker Endurance World Record at Bellagio in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada May 19, 2010 – Poker professional Phil “The Unabomber” Laak is looking to set a new world record for the most hours of poker played in a single sitting.

Taking place at the luxurious Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas, starting on June 2, Laak will be looking to break the world record of 78 straight hours of playing poker which was set by Paul Zimbler in the fall of 2009.

Phil Laak is an internationally recognized poker pro, known for his iconic look at the poker table where he wears sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head. He is also a regular on televised poker shows like Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. His animated personality, banter at the tables and interest in participating in sometimes bizarre propositional bets have also contributed to his renown.

"I have played many enduro sessions of poker, but never anything of this magnitude,” stated Laak. “I know this will test my limits but I love a good challenge and am excited to be trying to beat this record in Vegas’ top poker room."



What limit do you think he will be playing?
1-2 NL

I have done like 60 hrs on 3 occasions
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:48 PM   #7
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

This is just so sick! how many hours can you stay awake before it gets dangerous?
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

"I heard Phil Laak was playing 10-20nl at the Bellagio."
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:50 PM   #9
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This is just so sick! how many hours can you stay awake before it gets dangerous?

yeah dude! sick! sick! sick!

gnarly sick!
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #10
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During the WSOP? Strange timing
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #11
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This is just so sick! how many hours can you stay awake before it gets dangerous?
LDO
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #12
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

What drugs is he gonna be on for the laps of the challenge !? I think he'll play in the biggest NL game available imo... Probably 10-20 NL...
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #13
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

How the hell do people play massive sessions live anyways. I wouldn't feel too comfortable sitting on a 3000bb stack when I'm really really tired after 40 hours of play. It's not like online where you can just change tables when you get too deep.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #14
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Here's how the current WR holder looked at the end:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkgACB7RFi8
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:12 PM   #15
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

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Here's how the current WR holder looked at the end:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkgACB7RFi8
guy looks scarily delirious really bad for your health.
There have been a few cases of people dying from fatigue playing world of warcraft http://au.gamespot.com/news/6132357.html?sid=6132357 , that guy died after a 50 hour session and another young girl died by playing too long aswell.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:16 PM   #16
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

havent some Starcraft guys done stuff like this and died from it?
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:19 PM   #17
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I don't think this is that tough without certain paramters:
1. He should show profit after the session.
2. He should be playing no less than 10/20 NL given that he is rolled.
3. Bathroom Break Limits?

Also - not to say that Laak uses it, but can he use Adderall? I would think this is super-easy if someone did it with whole bunch of Adderall or Modafanil.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:20 PM   #18
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

lol, this can be epic
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #19
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

You can definately do 4 or 5 days with the help of Adderall or Modafanil. The key is to make sure to force food and plenty of water into your stomach. It does feel really crappy for after a couple of days (and a few days afterwards), but certainly manageable if you keep the nutrients going.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #20
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

hopefully he starts at 10/20 and wins enough to blow at 1/2 or 4/8limit at the end
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #21
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Speed is a hell of a drug.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #22
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

speaking from experience, taking adderall when you've already been awake for 24+hrs can make the mind do scary things. i did this once when i started my business and at about hour 34 it was ****ing miserable. sleep deprivation is a torture/interrogation technique for a good reason. and adderall ****ing sucks.

i wouldn't attempt this unless i was getting at least 10-1, and could have a 45min break every 6hrs.


i'd bet phil has a specific concoction of chemistry that will serve him well.


oh, and i bet he starts out playing 10-20, and ends up playing whatever the **** is running at 6am on a thursday morning at bellagio. might be 15-30.


one things for sure, it'll bring a ****ing rail.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:06 PM   #23
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

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I don't think this is that tough without certain paramters:
1. He should show profit after the session.
2. He should be playing no less than 10/20 NL given that he is rolled.
3. Bathroom Break Limits?

Also - not to say that Laak uses it, but can he use Adderall? I would think this is super-easy if someone did it with whole bunch of Adderall or Modafanil.
I was just thinking this and I agree 100%
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:22 PM   #24
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

that dude from the youtube link was tripping he was so tired.

Laak will probably be hilarious 60+ hours in... is there gonna be a video feed?
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:24 PM   #25
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

coincidentally, he will also be setting the world record for most BI lost in a single session, although not on purpose
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