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Phil Galfond
File:Phil Galfond.jpg
Galfond, after winning the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/Rebuys event at the 2008 WSOP
Nickname(s) OMGClayAiken, Jman, Sweaty Phil
Hometown Potomac, Maryland
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finishes 6
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables None
Money finishes 1

Phil Galfond (born 1985) is an American professional poker player. Galfond won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha with Rebuys event at the 2008 World Series of Poker.

He appeared on Season 4 of GSN's "High Stakes Poker", due to his success as a high stakes online player. He currently resides in New York City. Galfond is originally from North Potomac, Maryland and attended Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

World Series of Poker

Galfond has six cashes at the World Series of Poker and won the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys event at the 2008 World Series of Poker, earning $817,781. He defeated Adam Hourani during heads-up play. The final table featured a number of well known professional players including Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Kirill Gerasimov, Johnny Chan, David Benyamine as well as online players Brian 'tsarrast' Rast and Adam 'houdini' Hourani.[1][2]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Event Prize Money
2008 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys $817,781

Other poker events

Galfond is well known for online poker where he plays high stakes cash games primarily $200/$400 stakes and above in No-limit Texas Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha tables on Full Tilt Poker under his nickname "OMGClayAiken"[3]

Galfond finished in 70th place in the 2008 $25,000 buy-in World Poker Tour No Limit Hold'em Championship Event, earning $39,570. He finished in 18th place at the 2006 World Series of Poker Circuit event in Grand Casino Tunica, earning $22,895.[2]

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $939,000.[4]

Launch of BlueFirePoker

In January 2009 after several years of discussing the possibility, Galfond launched an instructional training site similar to CardRunners and DeucesCracked. At BlueFirePoker Galfond is in charge of all of the instructional content as well as hiring additional trainers, his partners handle the day to day operation of the site and business. [5]


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  5. Phil Galfond Launches BlueFirePoker

External links

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