Today when poker players are required to possess versatile skills as to leverage opportunities online and in live tournaments, many gurus straddle in the two versions.
Phil Galfond who is American-based is a renowned poker player who has minted a bracelet at the WSOP and has also performed incredibly at high-stakes internet games while appearing on various GSN High Stakes Poker series. Notably, apart from his lengthy career in poker, he has garnered over $1,800,000 in live tournaments only. Poring over his resume shows he has acquired the earnings at three main poker games, including the WSOP, WPT and online tournaments.
At the fore is his winning in the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha w/re-buys tournament at the 2008 WSOP to wring out $817,781 and a bracelet where he ousted Adam Hourani in a heads-up titanic encounter. Earlier in 2006, he had placed 18th at the WSOP’s circuit tournament in the Grand Casino Tunica for $22,895. On the other hand, he has also played at the WPT, placing 70th in the 2008 $25,000 buyin NLHE Championship tournament for a generous $39,570.
Online, his vibrancy is equally felt as he specializes in high-stakes cash events, particularly $200/$400. Along these lines, he has netted above $8 million in online poker games, this catapults him to the hegemony of the most prosperous players in the annals of internet poker history. However, his advancement was halted in April 2011 when the events of Black Friday came to haunt careers leading to his relocation to Canada from where he continued to bet online.
Notwithstanding his plethora winnings that have enlarged his bankroll amazingly, his all-time winnings at the Full Tilt Poker are above $10,000,000. His resume is an ideal piece for upcoming whiz kids who lack large bankrolls starting with free online bets to rise to the SCOOP or WCOOP for sizeable wins.