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Galfond Challenge Major Comeback: Phil is now only €40k Down

Author: Vargoso Published: 02.04.20

We could call this one as one of the best comebacks in poker history: in fifteen sessions after taking a break to clear his mind, Phil Galfond has won back over 900 hundred thousand euros. The Galfond Challenge is on fire and more than 5,000 players now watch the games live on Twitch.

Galfond Challenge Major Comeback: Phil is now only €40k Down

Phil Galfond has Made a €900k Comeback

After taking a long break, Phil Galfond resumed his challenge on March 5. Our last update confirmed that whatever Phil did during his break worked, as on March 19 he had recovered more than €500k from VeniVidi.

On March 22, VeniVidi1993 decided to take a break from the game after losing €220k in two sessions. The match started again on March 26, but the situation didn't change for VeniVidi and again, on March 30, after three sessions with a loss of another €220k, VeniVidi asked to take a couple of days off.

After today's game, where both players battled for 664 hands, Phil Galfond has managed to win an additional €113.680,87, and the overall results are very close to being on his side, with just 2 buy-ins down.

Date Hands Winner Results
Day 27 (Mar. 20) 645 VeniVidi1993 €76.026,05
Day 28 (Mar. 21) 503 Phil Galfond €140.979,28
Day 29 (Mar. 26) 642 Phil Galfond €85.271,31
Day 30 (Mar. 27) 777 VeniVidi1993 €26.992,32
Day 31 (Mar. 28) 393 Phil Galfond €106.328,51
Day 32 (Apr. 2) 664 Phil Galfond €113.680,87

Of course, this isn't the first time that a high-stakes player as overcome a €900k downswing, but it's certainly the first public challenge that gives spectators so much excitement, not to comentionnt the hundreds of ongoing side bets.

Galfond Challenge Graph

There are still 5k hands (about 9 more days) left to complete the challenge and with so many ups and downs, it's clear that anything can happen. The next challenger is Bill Perkins, and certainly, the odds of this match are continuously changing due to the Galfond's stunning results at the tables.

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