Galfond Challenge: ‘VeniVidi1993’ Picks Up €21,571 Win

Phil Galfond Challenge vs. 'VeniVidi1993'
The first match of the Galfond Challenge sees Phil Galfond take on 'VeniVidi1993' in 25,000 hands of €100-€200 PLO

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.

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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 9h6s4sJc 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 JdTs6c3s and Galfond had the AcQs6d6h. The river was the Qd 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 Jd8h5h flop, Galfond bet €1,799.50 into €3,599. ‘VeniVidi1993’ called and then turn was the 2s. ‘VeniVidi1993’ checked, Galfond fired €7,198, and ‘VeniVidi1993’ check-shoved for €20,722.92. Galfond made the call.

Galfond showed the KhKdTd4d and ‘VeniVidi1993’ had the JsTc9s2c. The river was the Qd 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 9s6d3cKdQc. Galfond checked and ‘VeniVidi1993’ bet the pot. Galfond made the call with the AcAd9d3h for two pair, nines and threes. ‘VeniVidi1993’ had the JsJd5d4d 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 Th4c3d3c4s and €10,797 in the middle, ‘VeniVidi1993’ checked and Galfond bet €10,797. ‘VeniVidi1993’ made the call with the AdAcKc8h. Galfond had air with the Jh8c6h5c 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 9s4s2d 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 Ks6s5d3d. ‘VeniVidi1993’ had the Ac9d4c2s. The turn was the Kd and the river the 3c. 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
Total 11,083 VeniVidi1993 €738,330.30


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.

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