Denson Plans to Break World Poker Playing Record


Brit organizer seeks to set new record for longest poker session

Rumors reappeared this week that Brit poker organiser Barry Denson will attempt to break the world record for longest continuous poker playing session, first set by Paul Zimbler who in 2009 played for 78 hours, 25 minutes, and 45 seconds straight against 183 opponents and raised GBP 35,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while doing so.

Currently, the record is held by Phil Laak who made it through 115 hours straight of play, setting the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous poker session on the felt. On the occasion he raised $6,766 for Camp Sunshine.

As for Denson, a former part-time soldier, he will play to raise the money for the Help for Heroes charity, and his charitable event will take place at the G Casino in Manchester starting at midnight on Sunday 1 July.

According to Denson, "Being an ex-Territorial Army soldier myself, I am pleased to be able to raise money for such a worthy cause.'

Even though he will be allowed only a five-minute break every hour in his record attempt, this is not what bothers him - his main problem is finding enough poker players to participate with him.

He assessed: "One of the biggest challenges will be finding enough players to play me. Guinness World Records will only allow other players to play for up to four hours at a time so we need as many players as possible to come along and take part, especially in the early hours or in the mornings!"

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