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Bet between two poker players to live in darkness for 30 days has finished

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Defrag   Poland. Dec 20 2018 10:00. Posts 4764

A bet between two poker players has unexpectedly come to an end. Rich Alati was to have spent 30 days in complete darkness and he could have won $100,000 if he did. Rory Young decided to withdraw from the bet.

Some time ago we informed you about this unusual bet, but back then not so many details were disclosed (here is the original post).

As it turns out yesterday players agreed to finish the bet earlier. Alati was able to stay for 20 days in the dark and it seemed like he was going to win $100,000. Instead Alati received $62,400 by letting Young withdraw from the bet. The news was made public by The Action Network.

Difficult opponent?
Rory Young explains that the negotiations started when he visited Alati with a supply of fresh food. Young could see that Alati was doing quite well both physically and mentally so he first offered $25,000 for ending it all. This offer was quickly rejected and poker players continued negotiations. Finally they agreed on the sum mentioned above and Young was happy as he seemingly saved lots of dollars in a bet that was not going as he assumed.

“When I delivered him food this last time he was stronger than ever before. I underestimated his mindset. I am not disappointed in the bet's outcome. I had good odds, but he surprised me with his approach” – said Young talking to The Action Network. Poker player also added that Alati knew very well how long he was locked in the bathroom which certainly gave him a lot of motivation. Alati was paying a lot of attention to sounds and he was able to count how many days have passed.

The Action Network reached the contract that Young and Alati signed for the prop bet. 11-page long document included information on the following aspects of the challenge:
– Young was not in any way to be responsible for the health of his friend,
– there was a special 3-person committee that was to settle any arguments between poker players,
– the fridge in the bathroom had its light removed,
– Alati could order any food, but Young had the right to refuse any product,
– the person who loses the bet also has to pay $7,000 for the bet preparation.

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LemOn[5thF]   Czech Republic. Dec 20 2018 10:10. Posts 14732

Who the fuck is this guy

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LemOn[5thF]   Czech Republic. Dec 20 2018 10:22. Posts 14732

I see why he took 1:1 now
He's done meditation retreats in Bali before haha

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dnagardi   Hungary. Dec 20 2018 11:59. Posts 1606

lol i would definitely go crazy. What can you do for days in complete darkness? they do this to prison inmates to torture them, and they are only there for a few days...

LemOn[5thF]   Czech Republic. Dec 20 2018 12:15. Posts 14732

Meditation, yoga
When you're used to meditation practice it's much easier to accept the hallucinations and not go crazy

Since that's what happens/you induce that intentionally when meditating in the first place

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Spitfiree   Bulgaria. Dec 20 2018 12:39. Posts 8726

  Poker player also added that Alati knew very well how long he was locked in the bathroom which certainly gave him a lot of motivation.

I jsut realized he was locked in a fucking bathroom. I thought its gonna be like an underground flat or something where he could at least roam around. Damn

YoMeR   United States. Dec 20 2018 20:50. Posts 12388

that's a special kinda human to do that for 20 days even and not go nuts lmao

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PuertoRican   United States. Dec 21 2018 01:06. Posts 11485

I would need the bathroom to be large, like one you see in a Las Vegas suite.

A small bathroom inside of an average house would be too small, and I'd go crazy not being able to move around a lot.

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Baalim   Mexico. Dec 21 2018 02:01. Posts 32720

wow 20 days and he looked fresh and strong wtf

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whammbot   Belarus. Dec 22 2018 02:43. Posts 315

literally sent to the hole for 20 days. OG prison shot callers fear that the most haha

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Nitewin   United States. Dec 22 2018 03:03. Posts 1017

EZ like i said

JohnnyBologna   United States. Dec 22 2018 04:50. Posts 1397

doesnt seem hard? just googled longest in isolation and prison inmates have stayed in isolation for as long as 40+ years

Just do whats right bro 

BlizzY   Slovakia. Dec 22 2018 11:06. Posts 788

  On December 22 2018 03:50 JohnnyBologna wrote:
doesnt seem hard? just googled longest in isolation and prison inmates have stayed in isolation for as long as 40+ years

What does it have to do with this ? They were in prison, it's not like they had the choice to quit anytime. And you kind of missed that 'in complete darkness' part, which really is unimaginable.

Spitfiree   Bulgaria. Dec 22 2018 19:19. Posts 8726

I doubt they stood in a cell with 4 walls and no view of others for 40 years, probably isolated in a single cell and other inmates with same sentences in the near cell, they could at least talk to each other

dnagardi   Hungary. Dec 22 2018 20:30. Posts 1606

well now that i think about it, blind ppl do this for a lifetime, maybe it can be doabel after all with a strong mindset


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