Friday March 29, 2013 : DELAWARE CASINO CLAIMS POKER ENDURANCE RECORD
It's now officially in the Guinness Book of Records.
Last year's live Ironman Poker Challenge at the Delaware Park land casino was officially acknowledged as a new world record this week.
The famous Guinness Book of World Records awarded the accolade “Longest Continuous Poker Tournament” to the event after exhaustive confirmation tests, declaring its 36.5 hour duration as a new benchmark for non-stop poker endurance.
192 players entered for the $600 buy-in event, in which no tournament breaks were permitted. Czech player Peter Konas eventually emerged as the winner in thirty six hours, thirty four minutes and forty one seconds to claim the main prize of $27,160.
Delaware Park executive Andy Gomeringer said this week: "The Ironman Poker Challenge attracts outstanding and dedicated players, and we are very pleased that Guinness has recognized the stamina and calibre of our players and the Delaware Park staff that supported them.”