Phil Galfond's $117k Of Good Karma After Supporting Leukemia Charity

It sure has been a roller-coaster of a ride for top US pro Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond, since re-locating to Canada post Black Friday.
The 27 year-old recently suffered a horrendous $680k downswing playing mostly $100/$200 PLO on PokerStars, before deciding on a tactical break from the game. Updating us to his movements, Galfond posted on his blog:
“Part of the pain of an extended downswing has to do with the feeling of hopelessness it creates. You guys know what I mean. I lost 10/10 days, some big, some small..Anyways, I left Vancouver a few days ago. I’ll be in the US for a little while, doing some pretty cool stuff.”
Consequently, Phil Galfond had been absent from the virtual felts throughout most of February before he posted the following tweet on the 25th:
“Hey dudes. Just got back to Vancouver, so expect to see me at the tables again (and here). Hope the extended break killed my run-bad.”
It now looks like Galfond’s hiatus might just have done the trick after lodging a $117k winning session playing 3,368 hands of $25/$50 and $100/$200 PLO on Wednesday.
Phil Galfond has therefore managed to cut his PokerStars’ losses for 2012 down to -$344,057, and commenting later on his comeback, wrote:
“Was supposed to lose 340k today. I didn’t :)…Must be karma from the LLS tourney?”
LLS stands for the ‘Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’ ( and Phil Galfond is helping to promote the worthy cause by promoting his own charity $10 buy-in tournament on March 11th at Pokerstars. It seems Phil Galfond was inspired to help raise funds by his friend Vanessa Ragland aka Bruiser (pictured above), who is also currently running for LLS “Woman of the Year.”
Anyone wishing to contribute can either check out Galfonds blog here or go straight to Vanessa’s LLS Page here.

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