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Old 05-19-2010, 10:25 PM   #26
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

This is gonna be so sick kid
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:28 PM   #27
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This is just so sick! how many hours can you stay awake before it gets dangerous?
LOOOOOOL-WHAT DO U MEAN DANGEROUS?????
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:45 PM   #28
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I don't see why he would have to go without sleep to accomplish this. I've taken down SNGs while intermittently sleeping between hands. The "beep" from the software wakes me up. Given that live poker is slower, one could get even more sleep. Someone would just need to press his wake button.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:50 PM   #29
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

lmao durrrs son
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #30
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

someone wanna lay down odds that he'll actually profit at the end of this session?
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:01 PM   #31
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

there are people who HAVEN'T played 78 hours in a row?
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:07 PM   #32
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someone wanna lay down odds that he'll actually profit at the end of this session?


we should get this posted on matchbook
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:19 PM   #33
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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.
You cannot be serious...
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:30 PM   #34
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

What really sucks is David Blaine will get paid millions to break this record and dumbasses will watch the end on TV.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:35 PM   #35
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

theres a new drug in the uk called methadrone that would make this pretty standard
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:49 PM   #36
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Guinness doesn't track sleep deprivation records because they don't want to encourage people to attempt it because of the health risks.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:14 AM   #37
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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.
[ ] knows what delirious means
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:15 AM   #38
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

For those saying that it's dangerous, you cannot die from lack of sleep. The examples about people dieing after epic WoW sessions are the result of dehydration coupled with exhaustion. Occasional periods of exhaustion (even extreme...like 78hrs of poker) alone will not kill or permanently hurt anyone so long as they make sure to get an appropriate amount of fluids/nutrients. Death from lack of sleep is medically impossible.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:21 AM   #39
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Wow. 78 hrs is the record? I know at least 2 guys who have done over a hundred, one of whom has done it at least 5 times. Not lying btw.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:31 AM   #40
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Should be interesting to see him after 70 hours when the brain releases DMT. From my understanding although you haven't slept your brain releases chemicals during the REM process of your sleep and since you are still awake you witness very very strong hallucinations. I wouldn't be suprised if he lost a good portion of whatever remaining money he has in his stack in the last couple hours due to the DMT. Either way best of luck to him.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:39 AM   #41
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I actually thought I read in a Card Player a few years ago about Ted Forrest logging in 100 hour sessions nonstop.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:39 AM   #42
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"attempt" and phil laak lol
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:40 AM   #43
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Drug tests must be taken before and after in order to qualify.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:09 AM   #44
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

96 hour big bill gimple. start to talk about him at 10:55.
This is a 5 part series and is funny as hell if you have never seen it.

http://pokertube.com/free-poker-vide...FreeText=poker bustouts
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:24 AM   #45
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Interview with Michael Mizrachi:

"What’s your longest-ever poker session?
My longest session was actually at The Mirage -- I played for 75 hours. This was at a $6/$12 Limit-Hold’em game about five or six years ago. I was drinking a lot of strawberry daiquiris to keep me awake, lots of sugar. I was just running really well and making a lot of money, so I didn’t want to leave. Everyone was worried, wondering where I was. I turned up three days later, with my mother demanding to know where I’d been. I went straight up to bed and passed out for a long, long time… The longest session I’ll ever play now is around 10 hours.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:33 AM   #46
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For those saying that it's dangerous, you cannot die from lack of sleep. The examples about people dieing after epic WoW sessions are the result of dehydration coupled with exhaustion. Occasional periods of exhaustion (even extreme...like 78hrs of poker) alone will not kill or permanently hurt anyone so long as they make sure to get an appropriate amount of fluids/nutrients. Death from lack of sleep is medically impossible.
Cigarettes can't kill you either, it's the cancer that gets you!
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:42 AM   #47
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Pretty sure Ted Forrest did a 125 hour session about 5 years ago. He also wasn't allowed to leave the table for the first 35 hours.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:43 AM   #48
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Wow. 78 hrs is the record? I know at least 2 guys who have done over a hundred, one of whom has done it at least 5 times. Not lying btw.
Yeah isn't it reasonably common knowledge / verifiable that Ted Forrest used to have "death matches" which were 100 hours long?
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:45 AM   #49
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

When I was 17 me and another guy stayed up for 6+ days once in a Dunkin Donuts the entire time on a bet. Hallucinations kick in after like 4.5 days but you stop feeling tired and started feeling like you took mescaline. It also weakens your immune system as my friend developed encephalitis right after and fell into a coma for a few days.

Three days is a cakewalk as far as staying up. Playing winning poker is a different story, I'm sure people will be lining up to play at whatever table he is at after the first 48.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:47 AM   #50
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

If this is a fact, why would he do this the same month as the WSOP starts? I don't think he'll be playing his 'A game' during this years event! Not a good move IMO.
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