Galfond Hot Streak Continues with $226k Win

Phil Galfond
Phil Galfond

Red-hot Phil Galfond added another $226k in profit by thrashing the competition on PokerStars last night.

Galfond, who won $203k this weekend, got right back to business Monday night by recording 2,557 hands of $25/$50 and $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha.

The new Vancouver, Canada, resident absolutely dismantled f2fish for over $150k in $200/$400 PLO and then went on to crush Vaga_Lion for just over $100k.

Despite a few losses in several smaller games, Galfond still finished his night with an extra $226k in his bankroll.

Galfond, who plays as MrSweets28 on PokerStars, has been magic since moving to Canada to play online poker and is now up over $570k in his first month back at the online tables.

It’s especially impressive considering Galfond wasn’t able to play any online poker for several months and then jumped right into the highest-stakes games available.

Galfond wasn’t the only successful player from this past weekend to keep his hot streak alive. Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies played 689 hands of $200/$400 PLO last night and ended up winning another $150k.

Once again it was f2fish looking decidedly fishy out there as Sahamies won over $100k from the Chinese player. Sahamies is on one of his best runs in months and up over $600k in the last two weeks.

Established pro Theo “Theo J” Jorgensen also put in an impressive performance on PokerStars last night by winning $106k. Whereas Galfond and Sahamies won most of their money in heads-up games, Jorgensen dominated the six-max games.

f2fish was easily the biggest loser of the evening, dumping a staggering $329k over 868 hands.

The unidentified Chinese player’s bankroll may soon come into question as he’s had to weather some big swings over the last seven days.

Right behind f2fish was former professional Warcraft 3 player Davin “mTw-DaviN” Georgi. It wasn’t for lack of effort as Georgi recorded 2,561 hands but ended up losing a total of $156k.

Meanwhile Andreas “skjervoy” Torbergsen, who was another one of the big winners this weekend, was not able to keep his own streak going as he lost $142k.

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

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