Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond's $1 Million Upswing After Winning $650k from Isildur1March 7, 2012 3:27 pm
Until recently, Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond had been languishing in the doldrums after losing 10 out of 10 days to go on a $680k downswing.
Consequently, the 27 year-old took a tactical break for most of February before returning to PokerStars cash tables on 26th, stating; “Hope the extended break killed my run-bad.”
That well and truly looks to be the case now, with Phil Galfond having won an incredible $996,972 since the last week of February, to go $333,319 in profit for the year so far.
In his most recent session, Galfond played 3,593 hands of $100/$200 PLO over a seven-hour period, eventually finishing $643k up by the end of the night. The figure represents one of Galfond’s biggest ever wins of his entire career.
Despite moving between 6-Max tables and heads-up, it was Isildur1 who contributed the lion’s share of Galfond’s profits, with $650k of Isildur1’s bankroll going Galfond’s way on the night. These included Galfond scooping three huge pots against the Swede for $159k, $128k and $127k.
And a contributing factor for Phil Galfond’s latest upsurge is, apparently, good karma for supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, alongside his friend Vanessa ‘Bruiser’ Ragland (pictured right). “Must be karma from the LLS tourney?” Galfond was quoted as saying, and anyone wishing to support his $10 charity buy-in tournament on March 11th at Pokerstars, can do so here.
As mentioned, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom’s session was as catastrophic as Galfond’s was triumphant but incredibly, Isildur1 first got off to the most momentous start before things turned around.
After 6,300 hands played and $800k in profit, Isildur1 then went on to reverse his winning session with the last 1,400 hands played to finish the night down by around $137k. Nevertheless, in spite of his roller coaster session, Isildur is still up nearly $500k over the last seven days and $1,174,988 for the year so far.