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Old 05-22-2010, 02:41 PM   #176
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

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Isn't that just like a standard Mon-Friday for Max and Ali?
LOL those two weren't even who I was thinking of but yeah they can probably give 78 hours a run for its money...
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #177
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

He'll do anything to make himself seem relevant and to be talked about, but good on him.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:07 PM   #178
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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.
i was thinking the same thing when i read the OP.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:08 PM   #179
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This is just so sick! how many hours can you stay awake before it gets dangerous?
the world record is something nuts, like 18 days or something. I think the average person could go a week without sleeping, if you're in perfect health conditions you might be able to do 8 or 9 days but you would be tripping balls near the end.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:12 PM   #180
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I like how they say phils hoodie look is "iconic."

That's funny
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #181
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Good time to hit on Tilly imo
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #182
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tilly is old and ugly as ****

i dont understand 2+2 obsession w/ tilly.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:34 PM   #183
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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 05-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #184
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

when i saw the title, i assumed the focus would be on playing even fewer hands
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:06 PM   #185
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tilly is old and ugly as ****

i dont understand 2+2 obsession w/ tilly.
i can give u 2 reasons
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:54 PM   #186
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^this
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:54 PM   #187
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:29 PM   #188
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Not going to read thru all these pages but I used to work at a game where a couple that was >65 yrs old played from Friday at 5 til monday @ noon every week... I dont think this is a big deal whatsover.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:24 PM   #189
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

When is this happening?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:29 PM   #190
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Not going to read thru all these pages but I used to work at a game where a couple that was >65 yrs old played from Friday at 5 til monday @ noon every week... I dont think this is a big deal whatsover.
See, I hear stuff like this all the time, but I'll be damned if I ever see it or get reall confirmation. Staying up 48+ hours straight without drugs is VERY hard, and hearing about old people doing it sounds even less likely. I'd be willing to bet less than .001% of all people have stayed up for 48 hours straight without drug help. For the record, my record is up 42 hours straight, playing only 19 hours str tho. Neither are entirely impressive, but both are likely far above average.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:50 PM   #191
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:02 PM   #192
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One time, I played for 7 hours......7 hours straight. Felt a little tired after session. Went home, slept for 8 hours.



CliffsNotes: Played for 7 hours. Felt tired. Slept for 8 hours.
The implied odds suggests that if you sleep for 90hours straight you're +EV to take down the 78 hour world record.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:46 PM   #193
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This is one record i'll never beat. I need my sleep!
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:48 PM   #194
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havent some Starcraft guys done stuff like this and died from it?
Starcraft is a hella of a drug
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:07 PM   #195
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Here's the thing about long sessions: you don't actually gain any hours at the table, you just put them in under worse circumstances.

If, for example, you play 24 hours straight, you probably can't play at all the next day. So it's better to put in two 12-hour plays. Same hours, but better health and focus. YMMV but you get the idea.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:40 PM   #196
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

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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.

Yea I was about to ask about this. People have died playing video games for less than 70 hours str8. Hope Laak survives...literally
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:44 PM   #197
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tilly is old and ugly as ****

i dont understand 2+2 obsession w/ tilly.
Then u are blind.

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Old 05-22-2010, 11:51 PM   #198
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Then u are blind.
No, I don't believe he is. You may be blind however.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:21 AM   #199
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

This should be a relatively doable, you just need to practice like crazy and hire a really good nutritionist to get your body mentally and physically prepared.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:40 AM   #200
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

I've only done 30h~ sessions, but I remember having a really hard time sleeping after some of them. A few I got home and instantly crashed, while others were basically spent wide awake on a couch.

78h should be relatively fine if he is allowed small breaks for walks/showers. Catheter+Duck Tape+Chair would be a different story though.
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