Ironman Challenge to take place in Manila
Next month, on December 11th, the Resorts World Manila Casino in the Philippines is going to attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the Longest Continuous Poker Tournament, also known as the “Ironman Challenge”.The world record was set last year at the Delaware Park poker room where Peter Konas played for 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds to beat 192 other players and take the $27,160 prize. Prior to that Hieu Tran held the record having played for 31 hours and 58 minutes. After setting the record Tran said, “I’m going to sleep. There were times during the hands when all I thought about is if I could use the bathroom.”
Next month’s $700 buy-in Ironman Challenge is limited to 250 entrants; participants will play with no breaks until a champion is crowned. Participants can schedule their own breaks; however, their stack will continue to be blinded.
Players will start with a 50,000 chip stack with the first ten levels lasting 60 minutes, the second ten levels will last 90 minutes and the remaining levels will last two hours each.