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Man Plays Poker For 72 Hours Straight

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 16th June 2004 12:48am
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HARTFORD, Conn. You can reasonably bet Larry Olmsted is pretty sick of seven-card stud.

The Vermont native sat at a poker table at Foxwoods Resort Casino at Mashantucket at 1:22 p.m. Thursday and remained there for the next 72 hours, taking occasional bathroom breaks but never leaving the poker area.

Its not for the girls, and not the money. Its for the glory, Olmsted said.

Under Guinness rules, Olmsted, 38, was required to play almost every hand, except for one 15-minute break every eight hours.

He sat down with $100 in poker chips and ended with around $1,000 in winnings, although he gave most of it away in tips to the Foxwoods staff. He played seven-card stud, with a 50 cent ante and a $1 forced bet with a $5 max.

He ate cheeseburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches at the poker table and drank more than 30 cups of coffee, six iced teas, four strawberry shakes and a couple of spicy Virgin Marys.



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