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2018 WSOP: Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship won by Phil Galfond for $567,788

Tags: 2018 WSOP, OMGClayAiken, Phil Galfond.
Posted on 03 July 2018 by "T".

This year at the WSOP, Phil Galfond now has a total of three bracelets to his name, after he won Event #60: $10,000 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship which had a player field of 237 entrants. Along with the bracelet and the title, he took home the first-place cash prize worth a whopping $567,788.

A very prominent online high-stakes cash player known as "OMGClayAiken", Galfond has put a lot of time playing on the felt, but playing a PLO 8-or-better tournament was still quite new to him.

He said after he won, "I've basically never played PLO8 online. There is a mix game I've been playing live for two and a half years, 12 games, and one of them is PLO8. So, I've played a little bit. Honestly, I don't think it helped me very much. So, I was figuring out as I went. I think I definitely ended the tournament a better tournament PLO8 player than I started."

Galfond, who has been very busy the past couple of years launching a poker website and has recently announced a new addition to his family, earned his first bracelet in 2008 at the $5,000 PLO event, winning $817,781. His second bracelet was when he won the 2015 $10,000 No-limit 2-7 Lowball event for $224,383.

The 33-year-old from Maryland now has almost $2.9 million earned from live tournament wins.

He battled the chip leader Michael McKenna for his 3rd bracelet win.

Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Final Table Results






Phil Galfond

United States



Michael McKenna

United States



Ali Abduljabbar

United States



Chad Power

United States



Kwang Lee

United States



Marco Johnson

United States



David Baker

United States



Chase Steely

United States



Yong Wang




Assani Fisher

United States





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7 comments on "2018 WSOP: Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship won by Phil Galfond for $567,788"

 godoy03/07/2018 23:13:35 GMT
what to talk about these people who are always at the top playing mega complex games like and this event and for such a high price or and I that won little kkkkk however that beautiful victory in the game of 4 cards
 doubletop77704/07/2018 08:41:59 GMT
Congratulations to Phil Galfond on winning his third bracelet. When he says that he hasn't played much of this discipline it shows what a truly fantastic player he is by winning the whole thing
 Mober04/07/2018 12:08:43 GMT
Almost an exclusive win from usa players. Only one was from another country.
I have heard of this player before. He has some nice winnings so far,
and he managed to get his third bracelet also.
You cant compare though, the 3 bracelets with the 3 millions in total Smile
 Calmplay04/07/2018 16:32:51 GMT
@Mober it is Phil Galfon aka OMGClayAiken his nickname online as yeah most people know him more under his nickname than his real name lol
 CALICUL04/07/2018 20:45:25 GMT
Godoy, if you have not heard of Phil Galfond you can beat his name on google to find out more details about this professional poker player. To get to the final tables is not easy, but for the exceptional players with skills and brain there are more chances. Anyway, congratulate him for this performance.
 bowie198404/07/2018 20:50:29 GMT
Posted by Mober:
Almost an exclusive win from usa players. Only one was from another country.

Could be that higher buy-in tournies are not attrackting foreigners that much esp. if they only travelled to Vegas 4 the WSOP then 10k could provide buy-in for a lots of other tournies not just this one so they rather diversify...
 Tony_MON7ANA20/08/2018 19:22:22 GMT
My most sincere congratulations to Phil Galfond on winning the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championships! Phil Galfond is one of the legends of online high stakes poker. He absolutely deserves respect for what he has contributed to the poker community.

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