Galfond's Challenge: the gap between "VeniVidi" and Galfond reduced to €40 000

Phil Galfond 2020

Heads-up challenge of Phil Galfond continues, and it looks like a fascinating denouement awaits us. On Saturday, Phil Galfond and VeniVidi played another 680 hands in PLO at €100/€200 limits at Run It Once Poker.

In Saturday’s game, "VeniVidi1993" was the leader and this session was supposed to be profitable for him. However, Galfond sharply changed the course of their battle and profitably ended this session (+ €28 000).   

Thus, Galfond won three sessions out of the four ones. This brought him €237 000 in total:

  • Session as at 28 March: Phil Galfond + €106 000.
  • Session as at 2 April: Phil Galfond + €113 000.
  • Session as at 3 April: VeniVidi + €28 000
  • Session as at 4 April: Phil Galfond + €28 000.

Read also: Phil Galfond took a break in the Galfond Challenge

According to the conditions of challenge, the poker players have to play 3 661 hands. So, we will be able to see the few more game sessions with Galfond and "VeniVidi". The gap between two opponents is only €40 000 and anyone can become the winner.

If Galfond wins, "VeniVidi1993" will pay him an additional €100 000. If VeniVidi becomes the winner, Galfond will have to shell out €200 000. At the moment, Galfond is the favоrite for bookmakers:   


Those, who betted on Galfond’s victory when he went into the red in the amount of €327 000, can now wait for a sixfold increase (because then the coefficient for Phil's victory was equal to 6).

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