During most of this Day 1b, there has been quite a sideshow going on in the corner of the room. If you're reading this page, you're probably already aware that PokerStars Team Online stud Randy "nanonoko" Lew is the newest Guinness World Record holder, playing more poker hands in an eight-hour period than anyone else on record has ever played.
In total, "nanonoko" notched a whopping 23,493 hands — or about one every 1.23 seconds. We haven't mentioned the record until now, and that's mostly because our colleagues at the PokerStars Blog have been doing such a wonderful job telling the story.
Brad Willis has been keeping the closest eye on Lew's progress today, and his write-up of the record-setting performance is definitely worth a read. Check out a few observations and comments from Willis and Lew right here, and look for a postgame video interview with Lew on this page shortly, too.