Phil Galfond is the next contestant to sit in the chair of Drea Renee on Deep Issues. Galfond is a renaissance man in today’s poker world. A training site owner, high stakes cash game player, and a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner. The 33-year-old has lived plenty in his years and shares his experiences on PokerGO.
Galfond came up in the golden age of online poker and has stories for days on his time clicking buttons to move up the ranks. Did you know that Galfond challenged Phil Ivey for supremacy at the $300/$600 nosebleeds when he first played those stakes? Galfond tells the story of that encounter and other fun tales from his prior life as the online god.
Also, find out why Galfond carries so much respect for Daniel Negreanu and the letter he wrote to him on Twitter this summer.
Since turning to the live side of poker, Galfond’s made plenty of appearances on Poker After Dark. Last September’s “PLOMG” week featured Galfond battling against the likes of Tom Dwan in a $300/$600 game.
Renee presses Galfond on his marriage to former television star, fellow high stakes player, and Poker After Dark regular Farah Galfond. Phil’s better half appeared on Super High Roller Club and recently took part in “Rise and Grind” week. Galfond notes how helpful Farah has been to better his career and the positivity of having a partner who speaks the same language of the game he does.