On Dec. 13, 2011, PokerStars took to TwoPlusTwo to announce that Team PokerStars Online's Randy "nanonoko" Lew will attempt to set or break an unknown Guinness World Record at this year's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The record that will be attempted is unnamed, and PokerStars is enlisting the help of its fans to determine exactly what it will be.
According to the PokerStars post on TwoPlusTwo: “We would like to have TwoPlusTwo's input on what Randy attempts. The record should be poker authentic (and preferably online poker authentic) while being easily understood by the public.”
The post also stresses the importance of keeping the record simple, so that nonpoker players, notably those at the Guinness Book of World Records, will know what’s going on. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier's record of "Most Online Poker Tables Played in One Hour" is an example of one that would not be suitable. Others who were rejected included Most ring-game tables played profitably in a given time period and most raises in a given time period.
Here’s a look at some suggestions thus far by TwoPlusTwo users:
- Most hands played in X hours.
- Longest time standing on head while playing online poker.
- Most tables played with profit while riding a exercise bike.
- Most poker hands in 24 hours is a good challenge and very easy to understand.
- Most hands played in an hour without seeing hole cards and showing profit.
The latest promotion idea comes as no surprise because Lew has been one of the hottest members of Team PokerStars Online, although he is making noise in the live arena, as well as the virtual felt. It all started in January when Lew took 10th in the AUD$10,000 Aussie Millions Poker Championship for AUD$100,000, which he followed up with three World Series of Poker cashes over the summer. Then, just a few weeks ago, Lew conquered a field of 575 players to win the Asian Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event for $484,617.
To submit your record idea, head over to the TwoPlusTwo forum. The winning idea will be credited a $215 entry to this Sunday's 10th Anniversary Sunday Million.