Brit aims to smash poker-playing record

David Cain

It may be a cultural stereotype to an extent, but it's pretty much common knowledge that the British are nuts.

I mean, Eddie "The Eagle" ski jumping in the Calgary Olympics? Tony Blair following George Bush Jr. into Iraq? Supermodel Naomi Campbell allegedly attacking cops and her housekeeper? C'mon!

To add further fuel to the fire of this theory, consider poker player David Cain. Cain is currently trying to break the record for consecutive hours of poker played. That record stands at 72 hours and two minutes, and was set by poker player and freelance writer Larry Olmsted of the United States.

Olmsted took his spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 with a marathon poker session played at Foxwoods Casino. He started playing 50¢ ante www.pokerplayingmarathon.com.

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