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

Galfond Update

Phil Galfond

Over on the main feature table, Phil Galfond started the day with a bit of a rush, quickly climbing up over 2 million chips by the first break. Things haven't gone quite as well for Galfond since then.

When we returned from that first break, Galfond lost a small chunk in a hand in which a short stack doubled through him. He lost some more later on a failed bluff attempt. He's mostly kept quiet since, folding to three-bets and hovering around the 1.3 million-chip mark.

Just now came a hand in which Galfond opened with a raise to 23,000 from middle position and got one caller behind. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{A-Spades}. Galfond continued with a bet of 25,000 and his opponent called. The turn brought the {7-Spades}, and both players checked.

The river came the {6-Hearts}, pairing the board. Galfond checked, and his opponent quickly bet 42,000. Galfond thought for a short while, then released his hand.

Galfond has about 1.25 million at the moment.

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