OMG it's nice to make $400k

OMG Clay Aiken!!!1
Phil Galfond: Likely more excited yesterday after banking $400k in six hours.

Big swings come with the territory in high-stakes poker, and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond has definitely had his share of brutal days at the tables.

Occasionally dropping a few buy-ins in a session is par for the course, but at the highest stakes, those buy-ins can add up to a pretty daunting number - $400,000, $500,000 some days.

After a tumultuous end of the year in 2007, it's got to be pretty satisfying for Galfond to break through with another big day yesterday, taking in $400k.

The biggest pot he dragged - for $145,182.50 - came against online player "present," when his flopped set of aces held against present's turned two pair.

This is how the hand played out, as tracked in the PokerListings.com MarketPulse section:

Full Tilt Poker Game #5980486728 TABLE : Super (heads-up) $300/$600 - No-Limit Hold'em - Thu Apr 10 2008 - 3:42pm (ET)

Seat 1: OMGClayAiken ($105,293.50)
Seat 2: present ($72,591.50)
present posts the small blind of $300
OMGClayAiken posts the big blind of $600
The button is in seat #2

Pre-Flop

present raises to $1,800
OMGClayAiken raises to $6,200
present calls $4,400

Flop 3 J A

OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken bets $7,600
present has 15 seconds left to act
present calls $7,600

Turn 3 J A 9

OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken checks
present has 15 seconds left to act
present bets $16,200
OMGClayAiken has 15 seconds left to act
OMGClayAiken has requested TIME
OMGClayAiken calls $16,200

River 3 J A 9 8

OMGClayAiken checks
present bets $42,591.50, and is all-in
OMGClayAiken calls $42,591.50

Showdown

present shows J 9 two pair, jacks and nines
OMGClayAiken shows A A three of a kind, aces
OMGClayAiken wins the pot ($145,182.50) with three-of-a-kind, aces
present is sitting out

Summary

Total pot $145,183 | Rake $0.50
Board: 3 J A 9 8
Seat 1: OMGClayAiken (big blind) showed A A and won ($145,182.50) with three-of-a-kind, aces
Seat 2: present (small blind) showed J 9 and lost with two pair, jacks and nines

To see more big pots from Galfond's sessions yesterday, and more of the biggest Hold'em pots won online over the last day, week and month, jump over to the PokerListings.com MarketPulse section.

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