PokerStars Team Online member Randy “nanonoko” Lew has had a busy PCA. True, this is the only tournament he’s cashed in, but last Sunday, he set a Guinness World record for the most poker hands played in an eight-hour span, playing 23,493 hands and profiting $7.65. Today, he’s guaranteed to profit over $83,000, and could profit as much as $1.1 million with a victory.
Lew, who is known for his skills on the virtual felt, made his first big splash on the actual felt last November, winning the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Maccau Main Event for $484,617. He also finished 10th at the Aussie Millions last year, banking $98,902.
Like Haxton, Lew was short coming in to Day 2 of the High Roller. In fact, he had the shortest stack, but he doubled through Chris McClung in the first level of play. Lew floated in the middle of the pack for most of the day, but then doubled the aforementioned Yunis during the last hour of play. Lew is once again the shortstack at the table, but he’s proved that he has stamina and staying power.