Phil Galfond Up $600k Since Moving To Canada

Following the Department Of Justice pulling the plug on online poker in April this year, Phil Galfond found his main stream of income suddenly taken away from him along with thousands of other US players.
However, the 26 year-old widely considered to one of the best online players on the planet wasn’t quite ready to bid farewell to an online career which had already netted him $7,865,837 in winnings at Full Tilt alone since 2007.
Consequently, by mid-July Phil Galfond finally decided to move from his New York penthouse to a place in Vancouver, Canada, and he hasn’t looked back since.
Nevertheless, the hardworking high stakes cash player hasn’t had much time yet to explore his new surroundings, but apparently he wouldn’t have it any other way. As Galfond states on the Blue Fire Poker training site he set up:
“So I’ve been in full grind mode since I’ve gotten setup in Vancouver.  Some might say I should go out and experience the city, but those people don’t understand how much I enjoy being inside and playing poker.”
Known as “OMGClayAiken” on Full Tilt, Phil Galfond now plys his trade under the screenname “MrSweets28” on PokerStars, and has already played an impressive 43,197 hands on the site, turning a whopping $607,548 profit in the process.
Some of Galfond’s recent Canadian profits would seem to be in part due to him running “well above EV” by around $354,295. However, back in February this year Galfond suffered the biggest downswing of his life of $1.7 million, so he will now be thankful to be running “pretty hot” for now.
All in all, things seem to be working out well for “MrSweets28,” but one issue he will be addressing soon is the fact his sleeping schedule currently runs opposite to that of the European poker playing prime time. As Galfond explains:
“I think I’m on the wrong sleep schedule to get a lot of action.  People seem to be playing from 3am to noon my time, and that’s mostly when I’ve been sleeping.  I’ve considered trying to adjust my schedule, but so far, I haven’t pulled the trigger.”

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