You gotta love Phil Laak. He brings exictement and fun to the game of poker. His antics at the table are well known, and this week’s antics are stunning and impressive. Phil’s doing some news-worthy self-promotion (unabomberpoker.com) and charitable work (Camp Sunshine) at the same time.
This week, Phil Laak is at the Bellagio trying to break the record for continuous play of Poker – the most hours playing poker in one session. I guess there’s two records – one official held by Larry Olmsted of 72 hours 2 minutes, and another held by Paul Zimbler of 78 hours 45 minutes. According to poker news sources, Laak is attempting to reach an even 80 hours.
Phil started on Wednesday and it is now Saturday (3:00 pm Vegas time). You can watch Phil’s progress here: http://acejones.com/unabomber-poker.htm. I saw Antonio Esfandiari there at one point. Seems to come and go from the table supporting his buddy Laak.
When I was writing this, he had already broken Larry Olmsed’s record and was at 75 hours with 5 more to go.
Phil has been tweeting throughout his challenge; follow him on Twitter: @RealPhilLaak
Kudos to Phil Laak’s marketing team. Very well put together and priceless timing.