It is 3 out of three in the Galfond Challenges after Chance Kornuth decices to concede after 25,000 fingers.
While most eyes are on the feud between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk, Phil Galfond has quietly been proving why he’s considered one of the most feared heads-up poker gamers in the world.
He simply received his third Galfond Challenge towards Chance Kornuth, after earlier victories towards VeniVidi1993 and Ionnis Kontonatsios.
Kornuth conceded the problem with just below 10,000 fingers remaining of the 35,000 hand problem. He ended the problem down $726,500 in addition to having to pay an extra $250,000 aspect wager.
After virtually 5 months, 25k fingers & $730k, one other #GalfondChallenge is in the books.
I used to be very unpleasantly shocked by how nicely @ChancesCards performed. He examined my recreation in methods no different opponents had, exposing weaknesses I wasn’t conscious of, and I’m stronger now for it.
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) January 23, 2021
With three victories out of three there are nonetheless probably extra challenges coming in 2021, Galfond is about to tackle Bill Perkins, Dan Cates, Brandon Adams and Luke Schwartz if phrases will be finalised.
I’ve determined to concede the problem . Congrats to @PhilGalfond on one other #GalfondChallenge Victory. It was an extremely enjoyable battle though I misplaced. Going to take just a few days w/ family and friends, and share extra about my expertise in the weeks to come back on @ChipLDR
— Chance Kornuth (@ChancesCards) January 23, 2021
Negreanu makes an enormous comeback
Speaking of heads-up challenges it regarded all however over for Daniel Negreanu final week as Doug Polk went up by over $1 million.
However, ChildPoker managed to place in the largest profitable session of the total problem, taking down $390,023 (virtually 10 buy-ins) over 1,046 fingers. He now has a slim likelihood of pulling off the unimaginable. He has a deficit $612,563 to overturn over a remaining 6,076 fingers.
And it seems his hand evaluation movies when he’s profitable are virtually as enjoyable as they’re when he’s dropping:
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