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Professional poker player Phil Laak has decided to try and become the new Guiness Record Holder for poker endurance. The player will try to beat the previous mark which was 75 hours of poker.

Laak began his quest on Wednesday at noon, he is running his challenge at the same time as the World Series of Poker (WSOP). This morning at 8am he had played poker for 44 hours straight and seemed eager to keep going.

Previous record holder, Paul Zimbler, set the mark at the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) and donated about $40,000 to charity. Laak is currently down by $11,000 but he also has it in his goals to raise money to donate to charity.

The internet stream is available for everyone to watch live, Laak seems tired but he is still being himself and we can see that he is willing to gather enough energy to make it through the challenge. We wish him good luck and we will keep you updated on the results.