Pokercast 433 - Phil Galfond: RIO Poker and Strategy Talk!
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: We get an update on the Run It Once Poker site and some strategy talk with the man himself, Phil Galfond! To kick things off Terrence talks about his trip to the boonies and we get into the news. This week: William Hill flirts with the idea of buying Amaya, Trump Taj Mahal closes it’s doors, Poker Hall of Fame, Main Event Coverage and talk of some interesting hands and the 1M Euro One Drop businessman invitational is underway in Monte Carlo. Phil Galfond then joins us to share as much as he can with us about what has been developing over at Run It Once thus far, feedback he has received and challenges they have faced working on the new poker site. Then Phil and the guys dive into some amazing hands that he played in a GPL match versus Jonathan Little. We also have some voice and e-mails to get to including a violent confrontation at a private game, what Adam and Ross’ fight walk out songs would be, and someone made us a website that makes it easy for you to determine exactly how far you are from Kells in different units of measurement!
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