Phil Laak to Take on Paul Zimblers Record
Phil ‘The Unabomber’ Laak is all set to try and break the Continuous Poker World Record set by Paul Zimbler. Last year UK pro Zimbler set a new record of over 75 hours at the WSOPE in London, beating fellow UK player Dave Cain of Lincoln the previous year. Now Laak, no stranger to long sessions including the PartyPoker Big Game IV this year in London, is set to attempt the record at the Bellagio on June 2nd.
The event will take place during the WSOP, so he won’t have any problems finding people to play him. The attempt nearly sent Zimbler and Cain to the brink of insanity when they did and many would argue Laak is already there, so he seems to ideal candidate to attempt the record. We believe that Laak will be playing full ring, rather than heads up, so at the very least Zimbler will maintain the heads up version of the record.
We spoke to Zimbler who commented: “I have been speaking with Phil about this and wish him all the best. I am trying to get to Vegas to play the first and last hand with him. I have warned him about the risks involved, although full ring is not as taxing as heads up, but still 78 hours is not that easy”.
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Yep, expect plenty of World Cup promos from here on in. Virtual reality poker room PKR are hosting a World Cup based series of tournaments with cash and football memorabilia on the line. Everyone scores points in six special tournaments and the top points scorers will win one of four places in their national team. There will also be two players for each country based on SNG success in the qualifying period. The teams will then compete through a series of sit and go matches to see which nation really is the best.
Neil Wright, Cardroom Manager said, “Our forums are always full of banter between players from different countries, so it will be fascinating to finally see which nation really does produce the best poker players. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to crowning the winning nation in July.
Each player from the team crowned World Cup champions will receive $750 and a signed legends World Cup shirt from Icons.com.
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