World Record hands in a day
Gee, this sounds like fun. Just a month ago a Russian online poker player known as “innerspy” broke the existing record for most hands played online in a single 24-hour period when he managed to grind through a session that netted him 40,088 hands. The 22-year-old was not able to turn a profit during his session however, which devalued his accomplishment to many players seeing how pretty much anyone could break the record if they were just willing to play long enough.
Turns out it doesn’t matter though, as just five days later an American player with the handle “joeingram1” broke the record again by playing a huge 50,470 hands with stakes at $0.10-$0.25, and turning a profit by the time he logged off. Playing well in the marathon session was good for $800, though his biggest payout was in his side bets where he was given 2.5 – 1 that he could not only just break the record, but end the day with a profit. All in all the side bets paid off an additional $32,950.
The American actually started off the day losing and took 5,000 hands to break even before eventually turning a profit by the end. No one expects this record to stand for very long though, as most of the online poker community has caught wind that joeingram1 was able to accomplish his 50,470 hands in just 21 hours of play. So what’s to stop a group of friends all playing under one account to take 5-hour shifts in a run for the new title? So yeah, expect this one to be smashed by next week.