Phil Galfond Up $1.36m At FUll Tilt In 2013January 15, 2013 3:42 pm
Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond is currently showing a $1,358,345 profit at Full Tilt Poker, after a winning weekend in which he managed to add a further $1.07 million to his bankroll. The 28 year-old is now a whopping $9,224,181 in the black since first playing on the site back in 2007.
Most of Galfond’s winnings at the weekend came courtesy of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who played 1,973 hands of $300/$600 PLO against the US pro. The pattern of their sessions would subsequently see Blom losing relentlessly to Galfond then quitting to stomp other opponent’s before returning later to get crushed by Galfond once more.
Soon after the two pros went at it in the afternoon, Blom surged to a $400k lead after 200 hands played at $200/$400 PLO across three tables. However, 117 hands later and Blom had sunk to a $76k loss.
Blom then suddenly sat out and said he would prefer to play three tables of $300/$600 PLO, instead. That’s when things really headed south for the Swedish pro, as Galfond proceeded to take a further $415k off Blom over 197 hands of play. This was in spite of the fact Blom was still running a little above EV. More importantly Blom’s big flop raises and river bets were no longer proving as effective against Galfond.
Less than an hour after quitting against Galfond, Blom returned to the three table action and booked a quick $270k profit before promptly once more closing out their session down $28k. Their next session a while later saw Blom lose $370k to Galfond over 400 hands.
In the final encounter between Galfond and Blom, the Swede managed to lose a further $250k to his nemesis over 20 minutes of play to close out his day $1.08 million down to Galfond, and $1.7 million down overall.
Despite his weekend losses, Blom is still the biggest winner at Full Tilt Poker this year and is currently showing a profit of $3,505,083.