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Phil Galfond challenge: Galfond’s hot win streak continues

By | 2021-01-11T23:02:32+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Poker Articles|0 Comments

Over the past year, Phil Galfond has been hosting poker challenges known as “The Galfond Challenge”. Simply put, the Galfond Challenge is a high-profile heads-up match between Phil Galfond and handpicked challengers.

Since announcing the challenge in 2019, Galfond has already played against several challengers, winning all the challenges. Well, his most notable win was against his very first challenger known by his online moniker “Venividi1993” who made him sweat for it.

Venividi1993 started the challenge hot, winning all the big pots which took the poker community by surprise. Within no time, he had already cruised to a humongous lead to a tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

However, after a short break, Galfond was able to slowly come back to win the challenge, albeit by a very narrow margin(€1,671).

The next challenger to fall to Galfond is none other than Actionfreak where Galfond won slightly more than €114k plus the €150k side bet.

 

The Chance Kornuth Challenge

In stark contrast to the Venividi1993 challenge, Galfond started rather strongly against Chance Kornuth. As a matter of fact, he is without a doubt running away with the match and Kornuth has little room to mount a successful comeback. But the challenge is far from over.

As it is customary of any poker game, variance has made the challenge even more entertaining; with huge upswings and downswings to keep us on the edge of our seats.

At the start of the tournament, Galfond was a huge favourite to win the entire thing with 4:1 odds on a $1mil:250k side bet. In a span of two months, Galfond had Konruth by the balls, building a huge lead in the process. At one point, he managed to build a $350k lead. However, variance came into play and he lost the lead at some point to Kornuth, but he soon rallied back to regain his lead.

 

Galfond cruises to a huge lead

At the moment, Galfond is having a god-like run. For instance, during the most recent session, he cruised to a $192,000 profit after battering Kornuth at $100/$200 stakes Pot-Limit Omaha. The session was held at WSOP.com.

According to the terms of the challenge, they have to play a colossal 35,000 hands. But since they have only played about 23,500 hands, they have 11,500 hands to go. Therefore, Kornuth has more than enough chances to turn it around.

 

Bill Perkins challenges Galfond

Galfond also has an ongoing challenge against the godfather of prop betting, Bill Perkins. At the moment, Galfond has a €90,144 lead over Perkins. The Bill Perkins challenge, however, has different terms compared to other challenges. For instance, the challenge can run for 50k hands which are slightly more than other challenges. However, the challenge can end when either of the players makes a loss of about $400k.

 

Upcoming challenges

According to RunItOnce, Galfond is scheduled to square it up with the other two challengers; Jungleman and Brandon Adams. The Jungleman challenge is expected to last 7.5k hands with the side bet yet to be agreed on. However, Brandon Adam’s challenge is expected to only last 40 hours with a $150k:$100K side bet.

 

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