Phil Laak Aiming To Break World Endurance Poker Record

Phil Laak Aiming To Break World Endurance Poker Record Poker pro Phil Laak has announced his intention to beat the world endurance poker record set at 74 hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds by UK pro Paul Zimbler on the sidelines of the World Series of Poker Europe in London, last year.
The 38 year old Dublin born Laak, has earned more than $2 million from live tournament cashes during his poker career and earned his “Unabomber”  nickname after fellow players said his hooded, sun-glassed appearance reminded them of a forensic sketch of the original criminal bomber Theodore Kaczynski,
Laak will begin his assault on the world endurance poker record starting June 2 at the Bellagio Poker Room and commenting on his upcoming attempt said:
“I have played many enduro sessions of poker, but never anything of this magnitude. I know this will test my limits but I love a good challenge and am excited to be trying to beat this record in Vegas’ top poker room.”
The colourful and spirited poker pro will be aiming to raise money for the charity ‘Camp Sunshine,’  which provides help to children diagnosed with  chronic illnesses, as well as support for their families. He has also pledged to donate half of any profits he makes while at the table to the charity.
Last year, during his 74 hours 20 minutes and 21 seconds record, Paul Zimbler managed to win 102 out of his 183 heads-up matches and raise an impressive £35,000 in the process.
However, Zimbler practically had to be carried from the table after the marathon effort and Laak, fully aware of the stamina required to beat such a record, has already been in preparation several months ahead of his attempt.
Writing about his traing regime on his blog, Laak wrote; “Every time I was eating well or at the gym I tried to remind myself that through these actions breaking the record would become effortless.”
“The thinking goes like this. By training myself to not want things I want very much, I will be ready and prepared to effortlessly not want the sleep that my body will inevitably want VERY badly. 6 months of training of not getting what I want will give me the much needed edge I will need…My will power is at an all time life high because of this.”

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