UK Man Aims For Phil Laak’s 115 Hour Poker Record

UK man Barry Denson has set his sights on taking down Phil Laak’s poker playing marathon world record of 115 hours, achieved by the US pro back in June 2010.
The Manchester man usually plays most of his live poker in a pub tournament known as ‘The Nuts Poker League.’ However, come Sunday, July 1st, Barry ‘Jack 8 Potato’ Denson  will take his seat at Manchester’s G casino hoping to still be going strong five gruelling days later.
A big motivation for the ex-Territorial Army soldier to achieve his goal, is the fact the money he raises will be going to support a charity close to his heart known as ‘Help for Heroes.’ As it explains on his web page:
“Help for Heroes supports our wounded [and] provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
However, whether his belief in such a worthy cause will be enough for Denson to break the record remains to be seen, as even top pro Phil Laak had to go through the whole gamut of emotions on his way to setting the current record of 4 days and 19 hours. For instance, after 92 hours Laak claims to have had what felt like an out-of-body experience, stating:
“I thought I was in a foreign land and not in Las Vegas. None of it made sense. I kept giving the cards back to the dealer like I was folding. I didn’t know where I was or what I was doing. My nutritionist told me to eat yams to get my brain fed and back on track.”
Anyone interested in helping Barry Denson in his world record attempt, either by sponsoring him, or volunteering to play against him at the G casino in Manchester, can contact him here.

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