Galfond Dominates FTP, Hits $1.5m Profit

Phil Galfond
Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond

Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond crushed the $1,500/$3,000 2-7 Triple Draw games on Full Tilt Poker last night to win nearly $400k.

Galfond fired off 2,514 hands on the site and beat almost every table he played, according to

The games weren’t exactly soft with Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius, Phil “Polarizing” Ivey, Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver and Hac "trex313" Dang among the willing combatants.

It didn’t matter to the red-hot Galfond, who pretty much beat everyone to win $389k. Ivey, Seiver and Antonius all lost over $100k each.

With the victory Galfond hit a total profit of $1.5 million on Full Tilt Poker in 2013.

The Maryland native initially went on a $300k downswing after resurrecting his OMGClayAiken account in early January but since then he’s been lights out. Galfond is currently the third biggest winner on the site this year.

Galfond’s good friend Tom “durrrr” Dwan stands on top of the leaderboard with $1.7 million, thanks to a recent hot streak.

Meanwhile Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is in third place with $1.3 million but that may not be for long.

At the time this article was published Blom was in the midst of crushing $200/$400 PLO and $1,500/$3,000 Triple Draw.

The swingy Scandinavian was up over $600k and could very well top a million before the day is over. You can follow live on Full Tilt Poker.

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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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Crentist 2013-02-20 17:13:40

Hold'em's been done for years at high stakes. Everyone solid. Triple Draw is now taking PLO's spot.

Grant 2013-02-20 16:33:43

What's with all the triple draw? Is holdem at the high stakes just done now?