Midway into what could be a record-breaking event, 48 players from the original 115-player field are left standing in the APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge here at Level 2 Premier Club of Resorts World Manila.
While some are just half-awake, all of them are fully aware that they still have a chance to take down the title worth $18,240, a lion’s share of the total prize pool of $71,400; and more importantly, the probability of being recognized as poker’s Iron Man and world record-holder.
The target for these sleep-deprived poker pros is the current Guinness World Records “Longest Continuous Poker Tournament”, which stands at 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds. For the record to be broken, at least two of the forty-eight should be playing until Sunday, December 15th at 8:34:41 a.m.
18 hours and some after the first hands were dealt; these are the estimated chip counts of some of the leaders halfway through:
Dexter Salmingo – 630K
Edwin Hernandez – 245 K
Lester Edoc – 460K
Byung Kyoo Choi – 385K
Sam Razavi – 340K
Liam Anderson – 320K
Jojo Tech – 625K
Florencio Campomanes – 435K
One more side event, the $350 No Limit Hold’Em, is scheduled on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. For full details, visit APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge Event Page.