Phil Galfond: Best Session and Overall Loss
A month ago, after 13 sessions the Galfond Challenge was not going very well for its host. Phil was losing almost $200K after 7k hands. The subsequent confrontation between the two owners of poker schools took place according to the following scenario:
|14 (22 October)||Chance Kornuth||$99,000||500|
|15 (27 October)||Phil Galfond||$90,000||500|
|16 (28 October)||Chance Kornuth||$35,000||600|
|17 (3 November)||Chance Kornuth||$33,000||600|
|18 (4 November)||Chance Kornuth||$56,000||600|
|19 (5 November)||Phil Galfond||$45,000||550|
|20 (6 November)||Phil Galfond||$1,000||500|
|21 (10 November)||Phil Galfond||$36,000||500|
|22 (11 November)||Chance Kornuth||$49,000||550|
|23 (12 November)||Phil Galfond||$36,000||600|
|24 (13 November)||Chance Kornuth||$91,000||550|
|25 (14 November)||Phil Galfond||$123,000||550|
|26 (17 November)||Phil Galfond||$47,000||500|
|27 (18 November)||Phil Galfond||$143,000||350|
|28 (19 November)||Chance Kornuth||$48,000||500|
|29 (20 November)||Chance Kornuth||$3,000||550|
|30 (21 November)||Chance Kornuth||$9,500||600|
After 30 sessions and 16K hands of the Galfond Challenge, Phil loses $92,000 to Chance Kornut.
Interestingly, the number 13 again turned out to be unlucky for Galfond. If the thirteenth session was the worst for him, then after the session on November 13, his opponent achieved the maximum lead for the entire match: $344,000.
It wasn’t the first time Phil had to demonstrate his ability to bounce back, and won three sessions in a row, setting a new profit record of $143,000 in one of them.
Session 27 highlights
What is Galfond worried about?
According to the player's social networks over the past month, it can be understood that he was more concerned about the launch of the new SnG Select format in the Run it Once Poker room. It is to this event that Phil dedicated most of his Twitter posts.
It was only during the period when Chance was winning over $200,000 that Galfond complained about whether he offered his opponent a side bet too big ($1M:$250K). However, he did not lose optimism:
As you can see from the HU battle results described above, the poker player was able to do this and greatly reduced the gap with the opponent.
What does Kornuth write about?
On his Twitter, Chance pays much more attention to the challenge and not only promptly reports the results of each session, but also uploads funny photos:
The Galfond Challenge is scheduled to resume on December 1, 2020.
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