Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Fast Start for Galfond Slowed by Speranza


Over at the main feature table, Phil Galfond used that first hour of play to push his stack over the 2 million-chip mark and into what appeared to be the chip lead at the break.

On the first hand back, Galfond opened with a raise to 20,000 from under the gun, and the table folded back around to Gianluca Speranza in the small blind who reraised all in for a total of 147,000. It folded to Galfond who thought about a minute before making the call.

Speranza {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}
Galfond {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

The community cards came {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{J-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, and Speranza doubled back to about 300,000. Galfond is still near the top of the counts with 1.86 million.

Tags: Gianluca SperanzaPhil Galfond