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Phil Laak achieves World Record for 115 uninterrupted hours of poker

2/3/2011
It has now been officially announced that top poker player Phil "The Unabomber" Laak holds the world record for the longest amount of poker playing in one single sitting; he achieved this by playing the game for 115 hours straight.

Although the record was set on 7 June 2010, the Guinness Book of Records has finally certified the performance, and has credited it as the ‘longest marathon playing poker by an individual.’ Laak commented that it was one of the greatest journeys he had ever been on, saying: “It was loads of fun, and, of course, impossible without my crew. This has been one of the most wonderful journeys I've ever taken.”

Laak began the marathon session at the Las Vegas Bellagio Poker Room at 12:04 pm on 2 June, and finished at 7:04 am on 7 June. Since the record-breaking accomplishment, the poker champ won his first World Series of Poker Europe bracelet in the £2,500 buy-in Six-Handed, No-Limit Hold'em game, despite having a cast on his arm after an injury.

Maria Pierides
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