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Old 05-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #101
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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.
Sitting for long periods of time can cause blood clots and that causes a heart attack, thats why people die, people have done this from long trips on airplane rides.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #102
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I hope Phil breaks this record then chooses to quit poker and my television set for the rest of his life.

I can't stand this guy. Go away already.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:42 PM   #103
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Phil just wants to be delirious so Jen Tilly looks to him like a 12 year old boy.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:52 PM   #104
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theres a new drug in the uk called methadrone that would make this pretty standard
lol @ methadrone being new, its already been made illegal
crystal meth would make this pretty easy IMO
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:04 PM   #105
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Don t try this on drugs like amphetamine,coke crystal meth ect.., theres a big chance you will not be the same after days on drugs w-out sleep. you will 100% start seeing/hearing weird things, paranoia can become semi permanent and ruin your life.
i know people who have done 3-4 days without sleep/washing/eating on drugs and come out of sleep fine, it obv got pretty ****ed up by the end of the 4 days were everything was a blur etc, but they def didnt have effects which continued after.

without drugs staying up for close to 4 days is almost impossible.

anyone confirmed if phil's allowed to take drugs or anything performance enhancing at his "world record" attempt?
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:08 PM   #106
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Am I one of a few people who actually is unimpressed by playing poker for numerous days? So what?!? Maybe if he started with $1k and turned it into $100k over 3 days it'd be impressive, but the sole achievement of sitting at a poker table for 3+ days isn't impressive and a waste of time imo.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:09 PM   #107
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

man nappy FTW
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #108
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Am I one of a few people who actually is unimpressed by playing poker for numerous days? So what?!? Maybe if he started with $1k and turned it into $100k over 3 days it'd be impressive, but the sole achievement of sitting at a poker table for 3+ days isn't impressive and a waste of time imo.
+1
I see guys do this all the time when they don't want to pick up and have to get on the must move list if they are deep. Obv they sleep at the table, smell etc.

Make it drug tested and make it a break even or better bet and I will take some action on it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:03 PM   #109
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I could stay up that long easily without any drugs. Winning after that long I dont know about.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #110
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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.
bumhunting nit.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:12 PM   #111
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The husband of one of my cousins won a contest about 12-14 years ago. A modular home company was doing a promotion and 50 people were randomnly selected (that entered the drawing). Whoever kept their hand on the house the longest, won. Well kinda, Every hour you could have a 5 minute break. So basically, hand on house for 55 minutes, then 5 minutes to suck up the caffeine or take a nap or whatever.

It started Sunday at noon and went to Thursday morning before my cousins husband won. (Like 92 hours) Him and a woman were left and they were both delirious and hallucinating at the end of it. The woman just took her hand off to itch her leg or something without realizing it.

It probably helped that he used to be a big coke head, but they did drug test both participants at the hospital after it was over and he came back clean for the competition.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:13 PM   #112
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or maybe I just like money
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:28 PM   #113
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This is obviously a publicity stunt. It's free publicity (like this thread) for Bellagio and Laak whether he wins or not.

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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.
This guarantees him a spot on "Nuts" or whatever the segment will be on the ESPN cast.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:33 PM   #114
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

someone sponsor me and ill play laak and beat him (in winnings and hours)...

im 23 year old white male i work construction and plow snow in the winter... stayed awake 60 hours before WORKING... i know its cheeky but i could stay up 80 hours for sure.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:34 PM   #115
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What really sucks is David Blaine will get paid millions to break this record and dumbasses will watch the end on TV.
Accept those aren't real there tricks/illusions.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:35 PM   #116
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

He should have to do it while being locked away in a Thai prison. Oh, wait....
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:37 PM   #117
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

That video is nuts, he looks like hes tripping on mushrooms and his brother is helping him get through the trip lol... Its actually true tho, around 50 hours the avg human can't keep their eyes open even if they tried... around 55 hours avg human starts to hallucinate and motor functions shut down... pretty impressive stuff
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:56 PM   #118
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Waste of time because as someone pointed out already Guinness won't recognize it because they don't want people killing themselves to get into the book.

Phil Laak watching too much Deadliest Catch IMO.

I have done some pretty marathon sessions myself even long before I knew what poker was...

Did 100 hours once when I was a kid...pretty sure it would kill me now but I still crank out a 50 hour every once in a while for nostalgia...
I don't use anything except coffee and cigarettes (never had a red bull if you can believe that).

Anything over 40 hours or so and some pretty cool things happen to your brain...it's like tripping without the acid.

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Old 05-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #119
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iplayscared -> your profile pic is epic, what movie is that?
its catherine zeta jones in Entrapment
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:15 PM   #120
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I dunno Ive stayed up for 65 hours and still functioned fine.. I remember trying to go to sleep after that and could not =[
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #121
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Waste of time because as someone pointed out already Guinness won't recognize it because they don't want people killing themselves to get into the book.

Phil Laak watching too much Deadliest Catch IMO.

I have done some pretty marathon sessions myself even long before I knew what poker was...

Did 100 hours once when I was a kid...pretty sure it would kill me now but I still crank out a 50 hour every once in a while for nostalgia...
I don't use anything except coffee and cigarettes (never had a red bull if you can believe that).

Anything over 40 hours or so and some pretty cool things happen to your brain...it's like tripping without the acid.
Would hate to tell you but your life span is not gona be long.

Anyways, 78 hours is huge, we used sleep depervation as a way of torture. If you see that video of the guy he was tottaly out of it.
Who cares what stakes he plays, he should be able to play 2-5 and it doesnt matter if he wins or loses, id say 3 dinner breaks, obv bathroom breaks, and a few 15 min breaks to walk around, its a must to get circulation through the legs.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:21 PM   #122
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As long as he's drug tested *sniff sniff*
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #123
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNNBXd0CPdk
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #124
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I've done 60 hour+ sessions while multi-tabling MUDs (actually multi-computering MUDs to be more specific, since we didn't have no fancy windows) while in college. 4 DECs plus a Sun station....true baller setup in the computer lab.

They would be followed by 36-hour sleep sessions. Then by one big ass meal.

If you even know WTF I am talking about, or can relate to it in any way, you are a true degen. And old like me.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:47 PM   #125
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Isil has had sessions double that.
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