1,000 / 1,500
Big Blind Ante
Sean Winter raised to 3,000 in the cutoff and Martin Zamani called in the big blind.
The flop landed and Zamani checked to Winter who bet 2,500. Zamani check-raised to 6,000 and Winter quickly folded.
With a board reading Justin Bonomo bet 12,000. Matthew Wantman and Jospeh Cappello made the call and Micheal Song folded.
The turn saw a check from Bonomo and Wantman bet 45,000. Cappello made the call and Bonomo folded.
The brought the and Wantman bet 55,000. Cappello used most of his shot clock contemplating the bet.
“Sick run-out, nice hand,” Cappello said as he tossed his cards into the muck.
Phil Galfond is to Pot Limit Omaha what Dr. James Naismith is to basketball.
He’s not only an innovator but also one of the greatest PLO players in history. It all started for the New York native back in the Full Tilt Poker days when he famously played nosebleed cash games under the moniker “OMGClayAiken.”
No, he isn’t a fan of the 2003 “American Idol” runner-up. Instead, he chose the screen name as a contrarian to the typical macho pseudonyms used by many online poker players.
Galfond, 35, has always been a cash game specialist but he’s also had some success in the World Series of Poker. He has three career bracelets and 21 cashes for $2.8 million.
But while he does occasionally pop up in live events, he’ll always be an Internet poker player at heart. Galfond launched his own poker site, Run it Once, in 2019. He is attempting to create a product that satisfies both recreational and professional poker players.
On the felt, Phil has appeared in many televised poker shows such as “High Stakes Poker” and “Poker After Dark.” You won’t find him playing Texas hold’em very often. He prefers sticking to the game that made him wealthy – pot-limit Omaha – although he did win a WSOP bracelet in $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship for $224,383 in 2015.
Phil is married to Farah Galfond who is also a talented poker player. Mrs. Galfond is a soap opera actress who famously played the role of Mimi Lockhart on “Days of Our Lives” from 1999 to 2007 and Gigi Morasco on “One Life to Live” from 2007 to 2012.
John Riordan four-bet to 33,500 pre-flop and got a call from the original raiser, Maxx Coleman. The flop came and Riordan bet out 68,200. With Coleman pot-committed, he moved all-in and was snap-called.
Coleman got no help on the turn or river and was an early elimination.
Sam Soverel limped the small blind and Erik Seidel raised pot to 3,000 from the big blind.
Soverel called, and then checked the flop as Seidel tossed in 5,000. Soverel quickly folded, and Seidel scooped in the pot.
Phil Galfond limped in from the small blind before Jared Bleznick raised to 2,000. Galfond called, and then both players checked the flop.
The turn landed the and Galfond bet out 2,000 and Bleznick called.
The river fell the and Galfond bet out 9,000 and Bleznick folded.
Stephen Chidwick opened the button to 3,500 and found a call from Sean Winter in the big blind.
The flop came and action checked through.
When the hit the turn Winter checked it over to Chidwick who fired a pot sized bet of 8,500.
Winter quickly folded and Chidwick collected the pot.
Phil Galfond raised pre-flop to 3,000 and got a call from George Wolff. The flop came and both players checked. They again checked when the landed on the turn. After the river , Wolff showed and Galfond mucked his cards.
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