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Old 05-20-2010, 01:53 AM   #51
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

for those advocating this being easy with adderall, if you take adderall as directed, which in all my experience is always in the morning, it has a very dramatic effect for most people. if you were to take it after being awake for 48 hours, you should expect amphetamine induced psychosis on a varying level depending on your tolerance and your personal body chemistry.

i would relate it as simply as this; taking adderall after being awake for 48 hours would be the equivalent of a very, very bad trip.

if you wanted to achieve this through chemistry, it could be done, but that's a very different discussion.

i would think that phil is probably going to try and use some form of meditation to achieve this or prepare for it.


here's where we should start betting though- it's going to take place at the bellagio during the WSOP- let's put some numbers up on someone starting when phil starts, and outlasting him.

i'll give odds.

who wants?
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:00 AM   #52
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for those advocating this being easy with adderall, if you take adderall as directed, which in all my experience is always in the morning, it has a very dramatic effect for most people. if you were to take it after being awake for 48 hours, you should expect amphetamine induced psychosis on a varying level depending on your tolerance and your personal body chemistry.

i would relate it as simply as this; taking adderall after being awake for 48 hours would be the equivalent of a very, very bad trip.

if you wanted to achieve this through chemistry, it could be done, but that's a very different discussion.

i would think that phil is probably going to try and use some form of meditation to achieve this or prepare for it.


here's where we should start betting though- it's going to take place at the bellagio during the WSOP- let's put some numbers up on someone starting when phil starts, and outlasting him.

i'll give odds.

who wants?
amphetamine induced psychosis is NUTS but i dont agree that it has to be a bad trip. ill save everyone a lengthy story or two. i do agree that it would be impossible to play poker at that point without JTill spoon-feeding him directions. i really want to see him do this
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:18 AM   #53
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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.
Why should he have to show profit?

Why should he have to play 10-20 or above?
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:35 AM   #54
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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, 02:39 AM   #55
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:39 AM   #56
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+1 that was such bs about going into a coma...what a stupid bet if so
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:55 AM   #57
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Seems like a marketing gimmick from Bellagio. I hear that Aria has a nice poker room with good (better?) service and staff for the average mid stakes player.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:07 AM   #58
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

How do dolphins sleep because wouldn't they drown?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:09 AM   #59
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if hes allowed to take drugs ill do this next year and break whatever record phil sets lol
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:12 AM   #60
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

IM SO CONFUSED.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:47 AM   #61
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Peter Tripp: 201 Hours
The New York DJ, Peter Tripp, set a world record for sleep deprivation in 1959. He went for 201 hours (8.4 days) without sleep. He spent most of the time in a glass booth in Times Square, and the rest in a hotel room across the street, set up as a laboratory to monitor his reactions.

The stunt produced strange results. After three days, Tripp began to find things hilarious that weren't funny at all. At other times, he became upset for no reason. He was also confused, asking why there were bolts in the window frames.

By day four, he was suffering from hallucinations and paranoia. At first they were simple patterns - like cobwebs on the doctors' faces, or imagining that paint specks on the table were insects.

But soon his hallucinations became 3D. Tripp imagined mice and kittens scurrying around the room...

Eventually, Peter Tripp became psychotic. He rummaged through draws looking for non-existent money. He accused a technician of trying to harm him. He then claimed he was not Peter Tripp but an imposter. Nothing made sense to him.

On reaching his 200-hour target, Tripp was made to stay awake for one final hour while doctors did more tests. They left the EEG in place as he finally closed his bloodshot eyes and entered a deep 13-hour slumber.

He may have been physically restored, but Tripp's family soon noticed a difference in his personality. His wife said he was moody and depressed. He fought with his boss, became involved in the payola scandal, and was fired from his high profile job as a radio DJ. He went on to have four divorces. Some would say the sleep stunt changed Peter Tripp forever.



Randy Gardner: 260 Hours
Randy Gardner beat the world record for sleep deprivation at the age of 17. A typical high school student from California, Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours (11 days) without using any stimulants. His stunt was part of a school science project on sleep patterns.

The effects of sleep deprivation on Randy Gardner included moodiness, problems with concentration and memory, paranoia and hallucinations. After four days, he had the delusion that he was a famous American football player winning the Rose Bowl. He also mistook a street sign for a person.

On the 11th day, he was asked to subtract seven repeatedly, starting from 100. He stopped when he got to 65... and said he had forgotten what he was doing.

Yet later that day, Randy Gardner held a press conference where he spoke without slurring his words and appeared to be in excellent health.

After his marathon, Gardner slept for nearly 15 hours and returned to a normal sleeping pattern within days. Unlike Peter Tripp (who incidentally used stimulants to stay awake) there were no reports of any long term personality changes.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:50 AM   #62
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

but how much will he lose?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:59 AM   #63
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seriously i cant believe there aren't people lining up ITT to sit down at the same time as phil and do the damn thing.

find your inner degen damnit!
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:03 AM   #64
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no money in long session records, human body too unsolid?
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:03 AM   #65
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I worked a 40 hour shift once. I was on the edge of passing out. Can not see someone doing near 80 hours without chemical help.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:10 AM   #66
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Whoever plays him first, just dont leave the table and play 1 more hand than him
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:16 AM   #67
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How do dolphins sleep because wouldn't they drown?
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:31 AM   #68
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there are people who HAVEN'T played 78 hours in a row?
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:27 AM   #69
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

A few years ago a TV challenge programme had six people trying to stay awake the longest..within 36-48 hours most of them were taking to imaginary people or things, and their results on basic mental tests were atrocious..should see some interesting lines after 24 hours....
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:30 AM   #70
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A few years ago a TV challenge programme had six people trying to stay awake the longest..within 36-48 hours most of them were taking to imaginary people or things, and their results on basic mental tests were atrocious..should see some interesting lines after 24 hours....
Yeah, but with Laak you can clearly see interesting lines even after 24 minutes.
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:35 AM   #71
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Yeah, but with Laak you can clearly see interesting lines even after 24 minutes.
haha..true..maybe after 50 hours his bets will start to make sense..that's gonna confuse the table. The thought of him gibbering more than normal is quite funny too....

Does he get a motorboat from Jen every few hours?
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:57 AM   #72
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Guarantee he pulls his hood up and falls asleep behind his shades! No-ones going to notice anythings up because he's never plays any hands anyway!
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:59 AM   #73
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My brother was a navy seal... He said going through hell week, was well, hell. Sure they get a couple of hours of sleep total through the 5 days but it has to be negated by the constant physical punishment they are going through.

Also he said near the end of the week he would start hallucinating and see Stop signs out in the ocean while they were doing boating drills.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:02 AM   #74
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I was at bellagio yesterday and there was no phil laak anywhere, or any other pros for that matter.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:03 AM   #75
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lmfao @ 78 hours being the world record.
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