Phil Galfond cleans house during Day 3 of the “ActionFreak” Galfond Challenge. The 2020 PokerStars SCOOP has begun. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Galfond wins €310k against ActionFreak
Thursday was a huge day for Phil Galfond as he had his best session ever during a Galfond Challenge session. His opponent on the day was “ActionFreak,” who was beating Galfond by around €7k at the start of the day. The pair played 844 hands with Galfond finishing the session up €310,594.59, allowing him to take the lead and end the day up over €303k overall.
Starting a challenge on a heater >>> losing $1m straight tbh
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) May 1, 2020
The Galfond Challenge with ActionFreak will continue on Friday for Day 4 as they continue towards a 15,000 hand requirement of the Challenge. Poker fans can continue to watch the Galfond Challenge events through the Run it Once Poker Twitch channel. Missed the action on Thursday? Check it out below:
– Thursday marked the first day of the PokerStars SCOOP, which kicked off with nine events with guarantees ranging from $80k to the $1 million guaranteed $2,100 buy-in 8-Max Progressive KO. The series runs from April 30th to May 19th with over $85 million in guaranteed prizes up for grabs.
– While most casinos are shut down across the country, many are looking at ways that they can safely reopen once stay-at-home orders are eased. Sneeze guards are being considered at least at some casinos, but there are also more practical solutions available include focusing on slots, higher table minimums, fewer players at tables and more frequent chip cleaning.
– DraftKings will be officially going live with the DraftKings PA Casino on Friday, becoming the second state where the DraftKings Online Casino is available. Slots, video poker, table games and live dealer games will be part of the offerings in the casino.
– In Thursday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at CFTheNatural’s “Why I Love the PLO Micros” series. In this episode, CFTheNatural focuses on how to play against a maniac opponent.
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– Run it Once presents highlights of the Phil Galfond’s big session against ActionFreak during Day 3 of their Galfond Challenge match.
– Andrew Neeme joins the latest episode of “Run It Back” on the Poker Central YouTube channel where they discuss two classic episodes from Season 6 of High Stakes Poker: