"This means that the previous record was shattered by three hours and ten minutes. The nine finalists in this event took their seats and started play at 1:23 pm. The final hand was not dealt until 10:32 am the following day. (Note: The two-hour dinner break was not factored into the length of play)
"This final table lasted 484 hands. This mark obliterated the previous record set during the legendary duel between the late Chip Reese and Andy Bloch, which occurred in the 2006 $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. championship (14 July 2006). That final table lasted a whopping 354 hands according to the official logs recorded at the time. Hence, this finale broke the record by 130 hands!
"The length of play exceeded the longest hold'em final table in history by about 4.5 hours. The previous record was set at the 2005 Main Event finale, won by Joe Hachem (15 July 2005), which lasted 14.5 hours.
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