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High Stakes: Phil "OMGClayAiken"Galfond Wins $1.1M In 4 Days

Tags: full tilt poker, high stakes, Phil OMGClayAikenGalfond.
Posted on 11 April 2014 by "T".

After dropping approximately $1.4 million in 3 weeks at Full Tilt Poker's nosebleed tables, Phil "OMGClayAiken"Galfond seems to have turned things around for the better. According to an news article on Highstakesdb yesterday, the 29-year-old American Pro had won $1.1 million in the past 4 days.

A decent chunk of the impressive four-day-profit came from a session at the 8-Game Mixed tables on Wednesday. Galfond booked an incredible $577.8k win after several hours of play against regulars such as Polarizing, Viktor Blom and PokstFlopAction, trex313 and Samrostan. The fact is that he was the only 6-figure winner at the end of this session of 8-Game Mixed, which was action-filled from start to finish according to highstakesdb.

Despite Phil Galfond's winning streak in the past couple of days, he is still down $544,701 (34,737 hands) this year. Well, given that he's still up $7.6 million playing at Full Tilt Poker since 2007, he's probably not crying out loud or feeling sorry for himself. 

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12 comments for "High Stakes: Phil "OMGClayAiken"Galfond Wins $1.1M In 4 Days"

 bowie198411/04/2014 12:53:58 GMT
Sure hes not crying out loud, the rake from these stakes only could be on par with some microsized countrys GDP.
Why im not suprised that wherever Viktor Bloom is playing theres a buttload of gold can be found. Just look at the end of the rainbow!
 doubletop77711/04/2014 13:59:01 GMT
You would never think that Phil Galfond is a top poker player when he is on television. He comes across as very laid back and you would think that you could take advantage of him on the tables, how wrong can you be!!
 ddblt197011/04/2014 18:11:33 GMT
As far as I know the rake is capped,that means every pot if it is bigger than for example 100$ is raked with the same amount of money as a 50k$ pot.

 bowie198411/04/2014 18:27:41 GMT
Posted by ddblt1970:
As far as I know the rake is capped,that means every pot if it is bigger than for example 100$ is raked with the same amount of money as a 50k$ pot.

Yeah I know, but the numbers still add up, since they play countless amount of pots during their sessions. And most of them have different rake.back deals than the average player Im sure (not counting all the sweet sponsor deals at the side).
 Macubaas11/04/2014 19:46:53 GMT
It's good to see that Phil made a come back, he really needed it since he dropped significantly lately...

I have no idea why he doesn't resume to play PLO and just that, he is really a master of that game, he is even better than on NLHE Smile

I'm pretty sure that we will see more of him now.
 noonlion12/04/2014 10:55:04 GMT
I used to think these high stakes guys were insanely good at poker - and yeah they are VERY good. BUT, when it gets to these stakes variance is such a massive factor - that's why you get guys like Phil dropping over a million and then regaining it, skill seems to be a secondary factor in some ways.
 Heskor12/04/2014 14:52:41 GMT
He is good, I like him as a player but I love all the other players too because you have to have at least two players playing to make it poker. So fun to watch the best fighting against the best. There are some good youtube videos out there out of big events that are a must watch. Go check them out!
 ddblt197012/04/2014 19:12:20 GMT
You are right, they play very lot of pots, so the numbers add up.

But still paying less rake per one dollar in pot.
 gaji13/04/2014 06:28:00 GMT
Nice win ,i want that! Smile
 ddblt197013/04/2014 19:42:33 GMT
I would like such WIN as well,

but I wouldn´t like to experience the bad days when you are down 1M$.
 Fakiry14/04/2014 13:56:43 GMT
But those $544k are still around 8% of the $7.6M, which means it is a considerable value, although not enough to be crying out loud. Can he recover fast? Of course he can! Can he lose even more? He just showed he can also do that, so, we just have to wait and see what's going to happen next on Phil Galfond's game...
 ddblt197015/04/2014 10:54:30 GMT
He is an awesome player.

I have watched one cash game commentary from him and it was pure gold.

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