Iron Man Poker Challenge Update: The Final Three

In what is turning out to be a battle of pure will, three players are still in contention for the APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge title here Level 2 Premier Club of Resorts World Manila.

The one-of-a-kind tournament and the first of its kind Asia will establish a new mark for the Guinness World RecordsLongest Continuous Poker Tournament”. No official numbers are in yet as the tournament is still on-going 4:05 p.m. Manila time despite the fact the record was already broken over eight hours ago.

The previous record was set at of 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds in a poker tournament in Delaware, U.S.A. in August of 2012.

Forty-four hours and counting

The tournament with a buy-in of $700 originally had 115 runners. Here are the names and estimated chip counts of the remaining contenders:

Damon Shulenberger (USA) – 4.2M
Sandro Simon (Germany) – 3.25M
Choi Byung Kyoo (Korea) – 3.85M

Meanwhile, the winners of the events earlier this week were awarded their trophies and honored on stage:

Ante Up for the Philippines Awarding Ceremony
APT Events and Promotions Manager Monqiue De Jesus, Charity Event Champion Shyh Chyn Lim and APT Tournament Director Lloyd Fontillas presenting the donation for the Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts

APT Events and Promotions Manager Monique De Jesus with No Limit Holdem 1 Champion Czar Ian Marcos

SJ Kim takes home his second trophy of the event for winning the Heads Up High Rollers