Galfond Goes Big with $368k Session

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Phil Galfond

After several disappointing sessions, Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond thundered back with a huge $368,000 victory on PokerStars last night.

Galfond fired off 2,236 hands of $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha although it was split between a 6-Max game against the likes of Rafi “refaelamit” Amit, Ilari Sahamies and socutiesf and a heads-up match against Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen.

He was successful in both games but did some serious damage to Torbergsen in their heads-up match.

It was a marked change for Skjervoy, who has been running hot all month.

When Galfond finally logged off for the night he was up a staggering $368k.

Galfond’s online progress over the last couple weeks had been nearly stagnant but thanks to last night’s session he is once again holding a profit of $483k in 2011.

Meanwhile Skjervoy recorded his first bad session in weeks and ended up being last night’s biggest loser with $470k in losses.

Skjervoy is still the biggest winner on PokerStars this year with $1.49 million in profit but Rui “PepperoniF” Cao is now hot on his heels with $1.43 million.

Galfond wasn’t the only player to bump a cold streak last night as Ilari Sahamies managed to escape the $200/$400 6-Max games with $183k in profit.

Sahmies has been one of the swingiest players for the better part of a year but he now finds himself up $534k in 2011. 

Rounding out the top five winners were VietRussian (+$149k), socutiesf (+$110k) and tjbentham (+$100k).

Meanwhile Rafi “refaelamit” Amit had another rough day in the 6-Max games losing $219k. Amit started the week well but has since lost nearly $300k.

Also in the losing column were bernard-bb (-$136k) and mTw-DaviN (-$65k).

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom also lost $80k although he played only 105 hands. Blom has been strangely absent from the high stakes online games over the last few days but with more and more $200/$400 games running it’s likely he’ll be putting in some volume soon.

For more information on the high stakes games from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.

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