Development game and 115 hours at the table: poker in the Guinness Book of Records

Poker is one of the most popular classes of today. For someone, a way is just a good time, for others – a regular hobby, and for someone – a profession. However there are those who go even further. People who, thanks to their favorite business, want to enter their own name in the story. In front of you five records from the Guinness Book are directly related to the poker.

The longest continuous session in live poker

This record belongs to the famous Phil Laca Professional. In 2010, at Belgio Casino, he continuously spent a cache with Blinds $ 10/20 115 hours. The previous record was on the mark of less than 75 hours and originally planned to play 80 hours but got into taste. 117,000 spectators and dozens of people directly in the hall were watched by Phil’s feat. As a result, Phil Lac not only set a record but also finished session with a good plus of $ 6,766.

The longest continuous poker tournament

48 hours 55 minutes and 58.5 seconds. Just so much lasted the longest continuous poker tournament in history. Manila Iron Man Poker Challenge took place in the Philippines in 2013. The winner of the grueling marathon was American Damon Schulenberger, who earned $ 18,40 for it.

The youngest Main Event Wsop Champion

Has its page in the Guinness and Joe Kada Book of Records. This boy became the youngest in the history of the winner of the main tournament of the world series of poker. He won the bracelet in 2010 when Joe was 21 years and 357 days. It will not be easy to beat the achievements, because only those who turned 21 are allowed to participate in WSOP. Joe Kada’s prizes earned then $ 8,547 042.

Most SIT&Go-Stones played in online in 1 hour

This achievement belongs to a popular French professional Bertrand "Elky" Grospelier. On April 28, 2009, he managed to play for 62 sng tables. In order for the record to be fixed, Elky had to finish the session in plus and he succeeded. Let him profite and put a modest $ 23.60.

Bertrand "Elky" Grospelier

Most hands played online in 8 hours

This record set and still holds Randy "Nanonoko" Leu. May 4, 2012 in Canada in 8 hours he played impressive 14 548 hands In cache. Randy played at 25-40 tables at the same time. As in the previous case, he had to finish the session in plus. At some moment Leo lost $ 1,200, and managed to play and stopped at $ +20.

Bonus: The largest tournament with strip poker

On April 1, 2006, the Irish company Paddy Power announced such a tournament. It was just a first -time joke. However, the idea responded so many people that the competition decided to really hold. World Strip Poker Championship took place in 2006 in London and collected 196 participants. Each of them got the same set of clothing that had to be lost in the process. The winner of the record tournament was 32-year-old writer John Young, who received £ 10,000.

World Strip Poker Championship / Photo: Gettyimages

John Young / Photo: Gettyimages

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