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Old 06-06-2010, 01:22 PM   #701
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

He'll probably sleep for ~24h
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:27 PM   #702
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

wow, he's still going!

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Old 06-06-2010, 01:30 PM   #703
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

He'll probably do 12-15 hours of sleep for the next 2-4 days. Better that way I think.
Sleeping 24 hours in a row without waking up seems unreal.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #704
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Anyone have a link for this? Stream?
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:44 PM   #705
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Anyone have a link for this? Stream?
http://acejones.com/unabomber-poker.htm
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #706
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

he's shooting for 101
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:48 PM   #707
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predictions on how long he sleeps after this?
I think the answer you are hoping to hear is... between 10-20 hours. I think it would be pretty funny if someone came in and handed out screen printed t-shirts to everyone at the table but Laak that read "lol sleepaments"

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Old 06-06-2010, 01:51 PM   #708
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

wow! I must say that i am really impressed by Phil! I never thought he would still be awake now.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:52 PM   #709
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I think the most probable guess is between 10-20 hours.
18 hours imo
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:01 PM   #710
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Heres an interview with Laak after he broke the record. Its amazing that he is still playing. Is he going for 100 hours?

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...id=90190263001
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:03 PM   #711
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does he ever voluntarily stop at this point? I mean, if he gets to 100 hours and is still able to keep playing, is he going to just decide to try for 110, and so on?
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:04 PM   #712
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:09 PM   #713
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does he ever voluntarily stop at this point? I mean, if he gets to 100 hours and is still able to keep playing, is he going to just decide to try for 110, and so on?
I think he will stop at 100, cause its dangerous if he stays up much longer. People have died from sleep deprivation before.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:10 PM   #714
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I think he will stop at 100, cause its dangerous if he stays up much longer. People have died from sleep deprivation before.
someone else in this thread said you can't die from sleep deprivation. now i don't know which random internet person to believe...
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #715
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someone else in this thread said you can't die from sleep deprivation. now i don't know which random internet person to believe...
Its only true if your fat, lonely and play World of Warcraft all day.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:16 PM   #716
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does he ever voluntarily stop at this point? I mean, if he gets to 100 hours and is still able to keep playing, is he going to just decide to try for 110, and so on?
he's hinted that 101 is the target-but then again, so was 80 and 90
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:17 PM   #717
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Phil enabled his manual PT/HEM auto graphing device. Love the piece of paper taped on to fit his downswing in there.

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Old 06-06-2010, 02:22 PM   #718
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It s about pushing trough your limits ,it s about giving all you ve got and more it s about fighting and being willing to die for those inches ...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4tIrjBDkk

No no.. All the love and respect in the world for Phil. I was referring to the "Red Shirt Guy" that everyone is going crazy over.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:24 PM   #719
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predictions on how long he sleeps after this?
they need a webcam when he sleeps lol
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:32 PM   #720
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He'll probably do 12-15 hours of sleep for the next 2-4 days. Better that way I think.
Sleeping 24 hours in a row without waking up seems unreal.
i'm thinking this too (but closer to 15 the better). wouldn't be shocked if he forces himself to get up per some expert's request. in one of the cardplayer vids he talks about how he's got a nutritionist and yoga guru as consultants so a sleep specialist fits his MO

if he didn't force himself to get up...i'd think he could sleep for 24 though
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:33 PM   #721
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damn Laak, go for the whole month
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:37 PM   #722
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****, he's still awake!?
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:41 PM   #723
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This is so crazy.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:44 PM   #724
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I like Phil. He's fun and harmless (except when ordering thai contract killings ldo), and I've enjoyed following this feat. But stop glorifying this as something superhuman. It's not. It's kind of silly that the only thing that makes this noteworthy at all is that fact that Guinness is, for some reason, impressed that he is <gasp> playing poker while staying awake rather than just staying awake and doing something else. The Guinness world record for staying awake is 449 hours. Let's not beatify Phil for making it to 80. It's kinda cool, that's about as effusive as I'm going to get.

If you want some interesting reading, an oft-cited case is that of a 1963 high school student who decided he was going to see what would happen to him if he stayed awake for 11 days. Here are some excerpts from the article:

On the first day, Randy Gardner woke at six A.M. feeling alert and ready to go. By day two he had begun to drag, experiencing a fuzzy-headed lack of focus. When handed series of objects, he struggled to recognize them by touch alone. The third day he became uncharacteristically moody, snapping at his friends. He had trouble repeating common tongue twisters such as Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. By the fourth day, the sand-clawed demons of sleep were scraping at the back of his eyeballs. He suddenly and inexplicably hallucinated that he was Paul Lowe, a large black football player for the San Diego Chargers. Gardner, in reality, was white, seventeen years old, and 130 pounds soaking wet.

As more days passed, Gardner’s speech began to slur, he had trouble focusing his eyes, he frequently grew dizzy, he had trouble remembering what he said from one minute to the next, and he was plagued by more hallucinations. One time he saw a wall dissolve in front of him and become a vision of a forest path. To make sure he wasn’t causing himself brain damage or otherwise injuring his health, his parents insisted he get regular checkups at the naval hospital in Balboa Park – the family’s health-care provider since his father served in the military. The doctors at the hospital found nothing physically wrong with him, though he did sporadically appear confused and disoriented.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:50 PM   #725
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i've been awake for 14 hours and 50 minutes.
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