The ‘Galfond Challenge‘ between Phil Galfond and ‘ActionFreak‘ is now 10,222 hands complete. The two played sessions on Saturday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 19, and the current standings have Galfond in the lead by €103,341.37.
On Saturday, Galfond and ‘ActionFreak’ battled for 716 hands. From that session, Galfond picked up a €48,169.76 win to take his lead to €164,478.21. On Tuesday, the two played 740 hands and ‘ActionFreak’ won €61,136.84.
The first all-in pot of Tuesday went Galfond’s way to the tune of €73,910.11.
On the final board of , ‘ActionFreak’ checked and Galfond moved all in for €22,797.50. Before Galfond shoved, the pot stood at €32,394. ‘ActionFreak’ tanked for a bit and then called.
Galfond showed the for a heart flush and ‘ActionFreak’ had the .
Later on in the match, ‘ActionFreak’ picked up the following €44,632.44 pot when he made a straight on the river.
With €14,877.48 in the middle on the board, Galfond was first to act. He bet the full pot and ‘ActionFreak’ made the call.
Galfond showed the but it was the for ‘ActionFreak’ that won the pot.
Another big one that ‘ActionFreak’ won was this next one we’ll review, a €94,377.02 pot in which ‘ActionFreak’ flopped a straight.
Galfond bet €1,781.67 into a pot of €5,399 on the flop. ‘ActionFreak’ raised to €6,262.84 and Galfond called. The turn was the and Galfond checked. ‘ActionFreak’ bet the pot for €17,924.68 and Galfond raised all in for €38,226.17. ‘ActionFreak’ called.
‘ActionFreak’ had the for a flopped straight and Galfond had the . The river was the and ‘ActionFreak’ won the pot.
Challenge Results To Date
|Hands Played||Daily Winner||Amount Won|
|Day 1 (Apr. 27)||145||ActionFreak||€11,162.32|
|Day 2 (Apr. 28)||1,017||Phil Galfond||€3,632.83|
|Day 3 (Apr. 30)||844||Phil Galfond||€310,594.59|
|Day 4 (May 1)||665||Phil Galfond||€113,377.48|
|Day 5 (May 4)||680||ActionFreak||€95,304.17|
|Day 6 (May 5)||734||ActionFreak||€78,919.35|
|Day 7 (May 7)||746||Phil Galfond||€26,980.36|
|Day 8 (May 9)||944||Phil Galfond||€165,093.85|
|Day 9 (May 11)||721||ActionFreak||€256,044|
|Day 10 (May 12)||776||Phil Galfond||€19,003.35|
|Day 11 (May 14)||784||ActionFreak||€23,363.64|
|Day 12 (May 15)||710||ActionFreak||€57,580.53|
|Day 13 (May 16)||716||Phil Galfond||€48,169.76|
|Day 14 (May 19)||740||ActionFreak||€61,136.84|
What’s Next for the Galfond Challenge?
The challenge between Galfond and ‘ActionFreak’ is now more than two-thirds of the way through and there are just 4,778 hands remaining. The six-figure lead that Galfond has may seem like a lot, but it’s not too much more than three buy-ins of a lead.
The two are scheduled to be back in action on Thursday, May 21, for more €150-300 PLO battling.