The 17th session of the ‘Galfond Challenge‘ between Phil Galfond and ‘VeniVidi1993′ took place on Thursday, with ‘VeniVidi1993’ booking the latest win. The two passed the 11,000-hand mark and ‘VeniVidi1993’ finished up €21,571.51 on the session.
On Thursday, the two played 582 hands of €100-200 PLO on Run It Once Poker. This latest loss brought the total winnings for ‘VeniVidi1993’ up to €738,330.30.
Thursday’s winning session for ‘VeniVidi1993’ came just a day after Galfond booked a win of more than €180,000 following the challenge taking a hiatus.
On Thursday, action went back and forth for the most part. Early on, Galfond won the following hand against ‘VeniVidi1993’ when the two got all the money in on the turn for a pot worth €41,1195.
‘VeniVidi1993’ checked the board and Galfond wagered a pot-sized bet of €2,797.66. ‘VeniVidi1993’ check-raised to €11,190.64 and then Galfond moved all in. ‘VeniVidi1993’ called off his remaining €8,008.03 with the and Galfond had the . The river was the and Galfond won the pot.
Around 50 hands later, ‘VeniVidi1993’ won the following pot. This time, the money also went in on the turn. The pot was worth €48,643.84.
After ‘VeniVidi1993’ checked the flop, Galfond bet €1,799.50 into €3,599. ‘VeniVidi1993’ called and then turn was the . ‘VeniVidi1993’ checked, Galfond fired €7,198, and ‘VeniVidi1993’ check-shoved for €20,722.92. Galfond made the call.
Galfond showed the and ‘VeniVidi1993’ had the . The river was the and the queen-high straight won for ‘VeniVidi1993.’
Swinging things back the other way, in Galfond’s favor, a pot-sized river bluff by ‘VeniVidi1993’ failed to work out in the following hand.
There was €10,797 in the middle on the board of . Galfond checked and ‘VeniVidi1993’ bet the pot. Galfond made the call with the for two pair, nines and threes. ‘VeniVidi1993’ had the and lost the €32,391 pot.
Later on, Galfond tried to buy a pot in a similar situation, by firing a pot-sized bet on the river. ‘VeniVidi1993’ stood strong.
With the final board reading and €10,797 in the middle, ‘VeniVidi1993’ checked and Galfond bet €10,797. ‘VeniVidi1993’ made the call with the . Galfond had air with the and this €32,391 pot went to ‘VeniVidi1993.’
The last hand we’ll take a look at in this Galfond Challenge recap is the following one that came n the last bit of Thursday’s session. It was a pot that Galfond won and helped him cut down the day’s loss.
With €3,599 in the middle on the flop, Galfond bet €899.75 and ‘VeniVidi1993’ raised to €6,298.25. Galfond reraised to €22,493.75, which was effectively an all-in bet as he only had €331.82 behind, ‘VeniVidi1993’ shoved, and Galfond called.
The pot stood at €49,250.14 and Galfond revealed the . ‘VeniVidi1993’ had the . The turn was the and the river the . With the river, Galfond made a six-high straight and was awarded the pot, beating the two pair for ‘VeniVidi1993.’
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|
|Day 13 (Feb. 7)||470||VeniVidi1993||€267,949.70|
|Day 14 (Feb. 8)||593||VeniVidi1993||€48,473.73|
|Day 15 (Feb. 9)||659||VeniVidi1993||€102,593.34|
|Day 16 (Mar. 4)||574||Phil Galfond||€183,481.38|
|Day 17 (Mar. 5)||582||VeniVidi1993||€21,571.51|
What’s Next for the Galfond Challenge?
Galfond and ‘VeniVidi1993’ will be back for their next session scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2020, starting at 11 a.m. ET. The 25,000-hand match is 11,083 hands complete and Galfond is down €738,330.30.