Pokercast Episode #310 - Phil Galfond, Joe Tall and the IGNA Conference
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - March 25th, 2014 - This week the guys welcome both Phil Galfond and Joe Tall into the Pokercast studios for a special roundtable episode. The big story of the week is the iGaming North America conference that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Joe gives us a run down of his thoughts on the conference and what he sees for the near and long term for the USA online poker industry. In the second segment Mike and Adam interview Phil and get into what its like to deal with his recent $1.4 Million dollar downswing, living in Canada and of course, ask a couple strategy questions about PLO. All four guys have a favourite thing for the week and of course the password for the March 30th Pokerstars Invitational is given.
Born in 1985, Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond is a professional poker player from North Potomac, Maryland. Galfond attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and currently resides in Vancouver, Canada. Phil began playing poker in 2003 focusing on sit-n-go tournaments for the first 2-2.5 years. He switched to No Limit cash games and eventually moved over to Pot Limit Omaha. You can now find him playing in the biggest PLO games available online and he has been featured on seasons 4 and 6 of GSN's High Stakes Poker.
Phil had two cashes in the 2006 World Series of Poker and followed that up with two more in 2007. At the 2008 WSOP, Galfond won his first bracelet in the $5,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha with rebuys event for just shy of $818,000. Hendon Mob lists his live tournament earnings as approaching $1 million.
Phil posts on 2+2 under the handle “jman28.” Learn more about Phil Galfond
Joe "Tall" Bunevith is a long time TwoPlusTwo member, Poker Player, Poker Coach and iGaming Businessman. He is a leader of the community and industry through the brands he has built and dedication to the game of poker. Joe is a founder of the poker coaching website, DeucesCracked.com and his blog can be found at JoeTall.com.Tall built his bankroll playing low limits online and at Foxwoods. In 2004, he left his civil engineering career to focus on poker fulltime. He is coached by Tommy Angelo and exudes Tommy’s “tiltless” mindset. Joe is a founder of DeucesCracked.com and his blog can be found at JoeTall.com. Learn more about Joe Tall