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sabato 7 luglio 2018

Galfond wins third WSOP gold bracelet

Phil Galfond is the most recent bracelet recipient at the 49th annual World Series of Poker, winning his third piece of WSOP gold and $567,788. The 33-year-old conquered Event 60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, which encompassed a total of 237 players and took three days to complete.

Michael McKenna was Galfond's final opponent. A large pot was scooped by Galfond early on in heads-up action, giving him a nice chip advantage. From there, Galfond slowly whittled down McKenna's stack. After beginning Day 3 as the outright chip leader, McKenna was left as the runner up, walking away with $350,922 for his deep run.

Returning to the winner's circle, Galfond added a third WSOP gold bracelet to his collection. The poker pro's debut bracelet manifested during 2008 in a PLO Rebuy Event and his second was won in the No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship of 2015. Galfond now has two bracelets stemming from Pot-Limit Omaha, but the recent was his first in the realm of Hi-Lo.

“I’ve basically never played PLO8 online. There is a mix game I’ve been playing live for two and a half years, 12 games, and one of them is PLO8... So, I’ve played a little bit," Galfond explained "Honestly, I don’t think it helped me very much… So, I was figuring out as I went. I think I definitely ended the tournament a better tournament PLO8 player than I started.”


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