High-stakes poker legend Phil Galfond was on the incorrect finish of a chilly deck that value him a $40,000 pot.
During Tuesday’s session of his “Galfond Challenge” heads-up match towards Chance Kornuth, Galfond misplaced with quad fours towards Kornuth’s six-high straight flush.
The two are enjoying $100-$200 pot-limit Omaha on WSOP.com for 35,000 arms. At the tip of the match, the winner will earn the cash gained, together with a hefty aspect guess. In this match, Kornuth is being laid 4-to-1 on $250,000. If Galfond loses, he’ll tack on a $1 million loss to no matter he misplaced all through the course of the battle.
The duo is approaching the midway level of the match and regardless of Tuesday’s cooler, Galfond nonetheless gained $46,000 in the course of the session and is caught $175,500 to Kornuth to this point.
During yesterday’s cooler, on a board of Q4264, Galfond check-called $1,200 on the flop and $2,000 on the flip, placing $10,000 within the center heading to the river. On the river, Galfond checked and Kornuth guess the max quantity, $10,000. Galfond moved all in and Kornuth referred to as off his remaining $5,000.
Kornuth confirmed 5332 and gained the pot towards Galfond’s 9944. You can watch the hand within the clip under:
I hate rivering quads https://t.co/qzUxdlBMUh
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) November 18, 2020
Galfond made an epic comeback to defeat “VeniVidi1993” in his first match and disposed of “ActionFreak” in his second. He is within the midst of a 3rd battle with Bill Perkins alongside his present match with Kornuth.
He additionally has matched booked with Brandon Adams, Dan Cates and Luke Schwartz, all of that are pot-limit Omaha, aside from Schwartz, who will play 8-game towards the web poker website proprietor. All of them shall be performed on-line with a set variety of arms, aside from his match towards Adams, which can include 40 hours of reside poker. Given the present pandemic, that match will doubtless be the final to begin.