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Friday, June 4, 2010

Phil Laak Poker Record Day 2 1/2

Friday June 4. 4:00 am. To celebrate the halfway mark, hour 40 of 80,
Phil Laak made a surprise announcement. With fans and fellow poker
players watching, Phil reached underneath the table and revealed a
stack of $100,000 in chips. He decided to up the ante in order to keep
up his energy and motivation as he enters the next phase of his
journey. Let's see if it pays off.

Submitted by Hillary Wasch

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Phil Laak Poker Record Day 2

Slow and steady. That's how I would describe day 2 of Phil Laak's 80 hour attempt at the Guinness record for endurance poker. He finally climbed out of the gutter and is now showing a profit.
In 32 hours, Phil has only taken six breaks- five 5-minute breaks and one 20-minute break. He has consumed only 4 bottles of water, and has eaten only five small meals, all prepared by his nutritionist, All-American Dave.

Phil's girlfriend, actress and fellow pro poker player Jennifer Tilly has been stopping by, offering hugs, kisses and words of encouragement.

He is still coherent and says he is feeling great. His only ailment so far is his back. He is combatting pain with a sturdy seat cushion.

The Bellagio poker room is packed on a busy Thursday night. Fans are crowding around the table just to get a glimpse at the history-maker

Submitted by Hillary Wasch

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Phil Laak Poker Record Day 1

Phil Laak began his 80-hour poker playing journey today at 12 noon on the dot. He began with 4,000 dollars and was down 1200 in the first hour. He is wearing his signature grey hoodie and sunglasses, the uniform that gave him his famous 'unabomber' nickname. Laak has three staff members taking shifts to be with him at all times. They are logging his times and filming him nonstop for the Guinness book of world records.

There have been a few fans come to watch, and people are waiting in line to play at Phil's table.

So far I have seen him yawn twice.

Submitted by Hillary Wasch