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Galfond Tops Weekend with $646k Win
Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond put together a massive score over the weekend on Full Tilt Poker.
Coming off a big victory against Gus Hansen earlier last week, Galfond played over 1,000 hands of $500/$1,000 Cap PLO against Scott “URnotINdanger2” Palmer on Saturday.
Palmer had been one of the biggest winners in 2011 but Galfond put a stop to that raking over $600k from the online pro.
Prior to this week Galfond had been in the midst of one of his biggest downswings ever. He had lost a total of $1.7 million, mostly in the big 2-7 Triple Draw games, over the duration of the downswing.
Galfond wasn’t the only player to have a huge weekend.
Team Full Tilt Pro Gus Hansen was busy playing over 1,037 hands and winning $185k.
Hansen, who lost over $1 million in 2010, is one of the biggest winners in the early stages of 2011 with $1.3 million in profit.
The weekend wasn’t a complete write-off for Palmer either as he was able to stack poker phenom Viktor “Isildur1” Blom for over $114k on PokerStars.
Blom has lost over $200k since winning $600k in the early part of last week.
Some of the other big winners over the weekend included Dan “jungleman12” Cates (+$88k), S3 TRX ($85k) and Patrik Antonius (+$83k).
URnotINdanger2 was easily the biggest loser, dropping a total of $787k on Full Tilt alone. Di “Urindanger” Dang, also one of the biggest online poker winners in 2011, had a subpar weekend losing $119k.
Skjervoy (-$110k), Johnbest (-$78k) and kiiski (-$68k) were a few of the other notable players to record less then stellar weekends.
For more information on the high stakes action from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.