In order to keep up in the world of gambling games, particularly as online gambling becomes more accessible, convenient and lucrative, the poker industry is continually upping the stakes and sizes of almost everything, pushing the limit and soaring to new, exciting heights.
From the size of tournament entry fields to the cost of a player’s entry and the total sum of the prize pool money offered to participants, the Poker industry has its sights permanently fixed on going one bigger and better and it now seems the Asian Poker Tour (APT) will be picking up the slack in this area.
According to the APT this past week, the tour is aiming to set an all new Guinness World Record for the longest continual Poker tournament in the history of the game.
Penciled in for an attempt at Resorts World Manila in the Philippines from December 11-15, 2013, the record-breaking tournament has been officially named the Asian Poker Tour Resorts World Manila Iron Man Poker Challenge.
Featuring a very affordable buy-in of only $700 and beginning on the third day of the APT Manila event on December 13 at 8:00pm local time, the Iron Man challenge will feature a set of unique and interesting rules, as outlined on the APT website.
Further to only allowing re-entry until level seven of game play, players will note the lack of any scheduled breaks, no chops or deals allowed and the event will only wind to an end after all but one player, the winner, have been knocked out of the competition.
Attempting to set a new benchmark for longest poker tournament, the APT Resorts World Manila Iron Man Poker Challenge will need to overcome the current record, set just over a year ago in Delaware on August 25th, 2012. That particular event, the Delaware Park Iron Man Poker Challenge attracted a total of 192 players and was eventually claimed by Pete Konas for $27,160 after 36 grueling hours, 34 minutes and 11 seconds of play.
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