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Iron Man Poker Challenge Becomes Longest Documented Poker Tournament on Record

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Aug/24/2011
Iron Man Poker Challenge

The Delaware Park Casino hosted what has become the longest poker tournament on record this past weekend.  The Iron Man Poker Challenge lasted nearly 32 hours.  Hieu Tran eventually won the event and walked away with $43,761.

A total of 376 players took part in the tournament.  The previous record was held at the Commerce Casino in 2009, lasting19 hours before a winner was crowned.

Despite becoming the longest documented poker tournament, the Iron Man Challenge failed to make the Guinness Book of World Records as it would have had to last 36 hours. 

1st– Hieu Tran (Essex, MD) - $43,761

2nd– John Barber (Wilmington, DE) - $26,552

3rd– Warren Wiggens (Woodstock, MD) - $17,780

4th– Donald Delaney (West Deptford, NJ) - $12,400

5th– Michael Watkins (Woodbridge, NJ) - $9,300

6th– In Min (Severn, MD) - $7,294

7th– Thomas Patterson (Wilmington, DE) - $6,164

8th– Mustafa Ali (Salisbury, MD) - $5,106

9th– Ilya Nudelman (Garrison, MD) - $4,377

10th– Marcus Seitz (Lacey, WA) - $3,465

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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