The APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge organised by Asian Poker Tour(APT) and Resorts World Manila(RWM) is aiming to enter the record books by breaking the current ‘Guinness World Records’ for the ‘longest continuous poker tournament’. The Tournament started yesterday with a side event and will have 3 more such events and the Main Event with a buy-in of USD 700 which will look to break the current record of 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds which was set in Delaware, USA in 2012 in a tournament that ran from August 25th 12 noon to August 27th 12:36 a.m.
The Iron Man Poker Challenge started at the Resorts World, Manila yesterday with a side event won by Kim Soo Jo. The South Korean won the opening tourney of the NLH Re-Buys + 1 Add-On event. Five players made the money in the event with a $150 buy-in including Lee Kwang Jin, who had to settle for 2nd place ($3,140); Ding Willy Fan (China) was at 3rd ($2,480); Samad Razavi (England) at 4th ($2,080); and Kristian Faering (Denmark) at 5th ($1,900).
While other side events including the $300 NL Hold’em Event and the $2500 High Rollers Event will happen this week, the APT-RWM Iron Man Main Event will start from Friday, December 13th at 8:00 p.m. Players will have to play until Sunday morning and a champion declared after 8:34:41 am of December 15th if the current record has to be broken.
APT officials informed OPN that all major players of the Asia Pacific region including all of the top 10 of the APT Player of the Year(POY) Rankings are participating in making history.