Stretch Run: Bubble Burst at 30th Hour of Iron Man Poker

Less than six hours and some before the target mark, the remaining players are fighting two battles at this point of the APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge: against sleep and against being the bubble boy here at the at Level 2 Premier Club of Resorts World Manila.

Rest is not an option for most as the blinds are now at 5000/10000/1000—giving them away could be crucial and could mean their tournament life, especially the short-stacked players.

After 30 hours, 1 minute and 21 seconds of play, the bubble was finally burst. A visibly tired Lester Edoc from the Philippines shoved his stack worth just over 40,000 with 4 6 and found caller who had him dominated with A 4.

No miracle appeared on the board and Edoc is officially the bubble boy of this one-of-a-kind tournament. The remaining 18 players are now assured of at least a $1,320 payout with $18,240 going to the champion.

Last two tables are now In The Money at the APT-RWM Iron Man Main Event

We’ve made the rounds as play came down to the final two tables and here are the estimated chip counts of the players:

Sam Razavi – 545K
Liam Anderson – 360K
Norbert Koh – 480K
Dexter Salmingo – 720K
Flo Campomanes – 1.1M
Jojo Tech – 1.65M

The target for our remaining 18 survivors is the current Guinness World RecordsLongest Continuous Poker Tournament”, which stands at 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds set in a tourney in Delaware, USA in August 2012. The exact mission is to be playing beyond 8:34:41 a.m.

With an ITM finish on the bag, can at least two remain playing and rewrite the history books? We’ll find out in about six hours…

One more side event, the $350 No Limit Hold’Em, is scheduled Sunday at 1:00 p.m. For full details, visit APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge Event Page.