The annual Copenhagen Marathon is May 18th this year. I have decided that this year, I will give it a go. I haven't really prepared for it or anything, but I figure sheer willpower should be enough...
Are you now thinking something along these lines: "Wow, he must be out of his mind if he thinks he can prepare for a 42km run in little over a month."?
Well, I can only reply: RUN?!?!? Are you kidding me? I can't run 5km without lying prone for 2 weeks afterwards with severely aggrevated achilles tendons. I couldn't run 20 if my life depended on it, much less 42.
No sir, the plan is to do a poker challenge that puts no unreasonable demands on my limited physical abilities, time it roughly around the time all those crazed lunatics run around Copenhagen for hours and hours, and then just steal their name! Brilliant if you ask me, and a good opportunity to test the limits of how much online poker it is possible to play in an extended period of time.
Copenhagen Poker Marathon starts for me Monday May 11th, and lasts the whole week through Sunday. How hard I should challenge myself is still undecided. I am wavering between 50-70,000 hands in a week. 70k sounds cool (10k/day), but I am not sure it is realistic. At least it would demand a fairly big sacrifice, about a hundred hours staring at 8 tables, which may be too much. I am fairly certain I could do 50k without going mad. An essential part of the challenge for me is that I should maintain a high level of play. I should not have to move down in buy-in levels to complete the challenge unless my normal level is unavailable in the number of tables required. That means maintaining a decent hourly rate at 8 tables of 1000NL for at least 10 hours a day, probably more.
In any case, it should be a rich opportunity for prop bets, let me know if you want action. I will keep you updated on this blog as the event comes further along.