“ChicagoJoey” Takes The 24 Hour Poker Hand Record From RussianDecember 3, 2009 9:38 am
Russian online player “innerpsy” on November 25th set a new record for most hands played online in a 24-hour period, but “ChicagoJoey” immediately signalled his intention to beat that record and yesterday proved true to his word.
TwoPlusTwo member ‘ChicagoJoey,’ whose screen name is “joeingram1,” not only completed his challenge in style by convincingly improving the previous record of 40,088 to 50,470 hands played, but he also managed to do what the previous holder could not, by turning a nice little profit in the process.
Despite playing No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Hold’em at the $0.10/$0.25 micro stakes level, ‘ChicagoJoey’ managed to make around $800 profit over 50,470 hands and 21 hours of play.
However, his winnings didn’t stop there as the canny player, confident of the task ahead, had layed odds for anyone willing to bet against him of 2.5 to 1 such that, all told, he was risking $13,180 of his own money to win $32,950. The extra hook to his bet action was that he was required to make a profit by the sessions end.
As the word of his impending venture spread across the poker forum, he received a message from the then current Russian holder which read: “Beat: Playing this amount of tables of nl25 with 10ptbb/100 you still have lower $/hour than me runnin breakeven. Just joking, gl dude… I might be one of the few people who really realize how difficult it would be.”
Play at PokerStars got underway on Monday midday but 1,200 hands later things were looking bleak for ChicagoJoey who was losing. However, he has earned a reputation for being a solid grinder and after 5,000 hands managed to turn things around and after 30,000 hands and 12 hours of play, he was in profit to the tune of $375.
By the time ChicagoJoey eventually called it a day 21 hours later, he had captured a world record, was up a healthy $800 profit from play and earned an extra $33,000 in side action. All told, not a bad result for a day’s work.