Brit Paul Zimbler Breaks World Record for Continuous Poker Session

by Lou on October 5, 2009

Englishman Paul Zimbler broke a world record for the longest recorded continuous poker session during the World Series of Poker-Europe, when he played 74 hours, 20 minutes, and 21 seconds straight.

Challengers were asked to donate a minimum of £10 to play against him, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Betfair Poker added a £5,000 donation and Zimbler raised close to £35,000 during his sleepless saga.
He began on a Monday and finished three days later after playing Mike Matusow. Zimbler had to be helped—and partially carried—from the table.

During the nearly 75-hour session, he played a total of 183 matches. Zimbler won 102 of them.
“Thankfully I had a lot of support and I’m very happy I did it,” said an exhausted Zimbler. “I was very close to stopping right at the end. I wasn’t doing it for the world record and all that rubbish. It’s just a great thing to do good things for those who are less fortunate.”

{ 3 comments }

PokerLaz October 6, 2009 at 7:15 am

total respect to that man!

xeromidas October 13, 2009 at 1:32 am

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buy wow accounts October 16, 2009 at 9:48 am

Wow thats awesome he has set new exampales for peoles …..

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