The record took place in June 2010 and this is Phil Laak, one that is nicknamed “The Unabomber” who was seated at a poker table for nearly 115 hours or four days and 19h, a table no-limit Hold’em $ 10 / $ 20 of the poker room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
He not only beat the old record of 78 hours set in 2005 by Paul Zimbler but he had also sprayed with 37 more hours and had achieved the feat of completing his marathon session with $ 6,766 profit.
This record could be deposed by the English amateur Barry Denson who will attempt the first Sunday in July 2012 to beat the world record for the longest poker session held by Phil Laak.
The challenge will be launched on Sunday 1st July from midnight at the G Casino in Manchester. Barry Denson is a former soldier, who wants to make a call through this record attempt, to raise funds for Help For Heroes organization which helps British soldiers wounded in combat since Sept. 11, 2001.
The ratification of the record is subject to strict conditions to be met by Barry Denson. The session must be filmed entirely with witnesses present at each moment and Denson gets five-minute break per hour, it can accumulate if he wishes to take a longer break. The fantastic Phil Laak in 2010 has placed the bar very high and the old military will have to take nearly five days without sleep to beat him.