So, I logged in this morning to write my final post about Phil Laak and his record breaking single-session play. I had written the penultimate post yesterday, and was away the rest of the day and could not follow the story to its end – which should have been sometime mid-day (on the East coast).
A few minutes ago, I started checking my sources and all the poker news websites reported that he had broken the record, but, none were giving the final tally of hours. Wanting the answer sooner than later, I decided to return to the live feed to watch the last hours on video. My jaw dropped in AWE…Holy SH*!T, Phil is STILL playing!
Turns out that Phil gets a 5-minute break each hour – and – he can accumulate break minutes. I guess that is how he has been able to shower and change, and some say that he actually went for a run! If the conversation on the live stream site is to be believed, Phil has been on break for a awhile and will continue on break for a while. Viewers are speculating that he is napping.
Okay, so what motivates you to continue when you have blown away both the official and unofficial records by over 40 hours?
I want to know where Phil’s head is at, how long he intends to continue playing, how he is feeling. So, I checked out his tweets…His last tweet from about 4 hours ago.
His friend? trainer @AllAmericanDave has been delivering meals to Phil since last Wednesday, and tweeting about Phil’s progress. One tweet from about 12 hours ago, says that the doctor checked out Phil and is AMAZED at the condition that he is in! WOO HOO!
Missed all the action? Replays here–> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rounder%27s-radio–ace-jones