Would you want to play in a 36 hour long tournament?

Delaware Park Poker Room to Attempt Record for Longest Continuous Poker Tournament

A few ironman poker tournaments have popped up over the last couple of years, including several during events at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. These tournaments put the mental capabilities and stamina of the players to the ultimate test, featuring no breaks and play that goes straight from beginning to end. None of those previous tournaments had the lofty goals that the folks over at the Delaware Park poker room have in mind.

In an event that’s being co-sponsored by Red Bull, Delaware Park is hosting a $550 tournament with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool that is expected to last over 36 consecutive hours. Their goal is to set the Guinness World record for longest continuous poker tournament.

The tournament is scheduled to kick off at noon on August 20th, and will wrap up some time after midnight after the calendar turns to August 22nd. All of the action is going to be streamed live through the poker room’s website, so if you want to see players at the limits of their mind, be sure to catch the last few hours of this human experiment.


Would you play well for 36 straight hours?

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zzbigstackzz Silver 2
3624d ago

There are couple of things that I can do continuously without getting tired, driving and playing poker. I've stayed awake for over 36 hours plenty of times in my life, two weeks ago I went 70 hours without sleep and I wasn't even trying. So for me fatigue wouldn't be a factor and I think it would actually help me out because my drop off in play wouldn't be as drastic as other players. My biggest concern would be losing patience, but I would love to play in an event like that.

motriuc Silver 1
3623d ago

i dont think is such a big deal.we,the online payer spend much time playing on the net,yes not a single mtt,but ....

Posted by zzbigstackzz on 08/25/2011 9:36AM [ Reply ]

Yeah but it's a lot different when you are in the comfort of your home behind the computer than being at a casino.

PF_pitboss Platinum 3
3623d ago

They made it just under 32 hours, but won't make it into the Guiness World Records book.

 of tournament poker, but Hieu Tran needed quite a bit more than that to win the Delaware Park Casino’s Iron Man Challenge.

It took just under 32 hours, but Hieu Tran succeeded in winning the ultimate test of poker skill and mental strength. Clocking in at 31 hours, 58 minutes, the Delaware Park Casino’s Iron Man Challenge is the record holder for Longest Continuous Poker Tournament, surpassing a 19 hour ironman tournament previously held at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California. Tran survived the field of 376 to take home $43,761, or an hourly rate of about $1,367 an hour.

axistilt23 Silver 2
3617d ago

I want to see an interview with him after the victory. I wonder how long he slept after finally getting to sleep. I know if it were me it would take awhile for the adrenaline and excitement to subside and actually allow me to get good rest. Hell, knowing me I'd probably go party right after in celebration.