Day 12 of the ‘Galfond Challenge’ between Phil Galfond and ‘VeniVidi1993’ was all about Galfond, as he churned out an €87,940,91 winning session over the 622 hands played on Run It Once Poker. That cut Galfond’s deficit down to €481,223.40.
Entering Thursday’s play, Galfond was down nearly €570,000. He started the winning early in the session and Thursday and was up more than €110,000 at some points in the session. ‘VeniVidi1993’ battled back to only be down €50,000 or so, but then the final stages of the session saw Galfond approach six figures once again.
Overall, Galfond and ‘VeniVidi1993’ have played 8,205 hands of their 25,000-hand match.
Early on, Galfond flopped a set of fives and won an all-in pot with quads to get the day going in the right direction.
On the board, there was €3,599 in the middle and ‘VeniVidi1993’ led with a bet of €1,835.49. Galfond raised to €5,400, ‘VeniVidi1993’ fired back with an all-in reraise to €19,798, and Galfond called.
Galfond showed the for a flopped set of fives. ‘VeniVidi1993’ had the for two pair and a flush draw. The turn was the and the river was the . With that river, Galfond made quads and scooped in the €43,195 pot.
In one of the biggest pots we’ve seen to date in the Galfond Challenge, Galfond scooped a pot of €75,220.42 with a flush.
With a board of in the middle, Galfond checked, ‘VeniVidi1993’ bet €2,805.66, and Galfond raised to €11,222.64. ‘VeniVidi1993’ called and the completed the board on the river. Galfond had slightly less than a pot-sized bet left and fired it all for €24,984.74. ‘VeniVidi1993’ tanked and called with the for a straight. Galfond had the for a club flush and won the pot.
Challenge Results To Date
|Hands Played||Daily Winner||Amount Won|
|Day 1 (Jan. 22)||655||VeniVidi1993||€72,572.68|
|Day 2 (Jan. 23)||715||Phil Galfond||€2,615.26|
|Day 3 (Jan. 24)||557||VeniVidi1993||€84,437.52|
|Day 4 (Jan. 25)||581||VeniVidi1993||€17,544.87|
|Day 5 (Jan. 27)||726||VeniVidi1993||€155,063.52|
|Day 6 (Jan. 28)||703||VeniVidi1993||€13.31|
|Day 7 (Jan. 30)||823||VeniVidi1993||€52,057.13|
|Day 8 (Jan. 31)||940||VeniVidi1993||€60,743.37|
|Day 9 (Feb. 1)||446||VeniVidi1993||€12,706.51|
|Day 10 (Feb. 3)||696||VeniVidi1993||€100,993.30|
|Day 11 (Feb. 4)||741||VeniVidi1993||€15,647.36|
|Day 12 (Feb. 6)||622||Phil Galfond||€87,940,91|
What’s Next for the Galfond Challenge?
Galfond and ‘VeniVidi1993’ resume play on Friday, February 7, starting at 11 a.m. ET.