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Hit And Run: Phil Galfond Wins Mini Challenge Against Dan “Jungleman” Cates For €87k; Deadwood Casinos Reopen on Thursday

Phil Galfond wins a mini-session with Dan “Jungleman” Cates. Deadwood casinos open up on Thursday.Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Phil Galfond wins €87k in mini-challenge with Jungleman

Phil Galfond sat down with Jungleman for a surprise Galfond Challenge match with Jungleman on Wednesday, where the pair played 750 hands of €100/€200 Pot Limit Omaha on Run It Once Poker. Galfond finished up €87k after 754 hands of the four-hour session.

The match is meant to be a preview of the highly-anticipated main Galfond/Jungleman Challenge match that will take place at a later date. Galfond and Jungleman each streamed the session live with commentary. Galfond did not display hole cards for every hand due to the fact he has two ongoing Galdond Challenges with Bill Perkins and ActionFreak.


Watch Phil Galfond Playing €100/€200 HU PLO vs Jungleman! 750 hand Mini #GalfondChallenge! from runitoncepoker on www.twitch.tv


Watch Dan “Jungleman” Cates playing €100/€200 PLO Vs Phil Galfond! Mini Galfond Challenge! from JeffGrossPoker on www.twitch.tv

Quick hitters

– Deadwood, South Dakota looks like it will be the first major gambling hub to allow the reopening of casinos, which were among the last in the country to temporarily shut their doors on March 25th. The Deadwood City Commission announced that casinos could open as soon as Thursday morning with Silverado-Franklin, Cadillac Jack’s and Deadwood Mountain Grand among the casinos that are expected to open on Thursday.

– West Virginia could be the next state to offer online gambling, despite expectations that the state would not go live this year. The WV Lottery Commissions unveiled new rules this week that could result in online casinos and even online poker opening as soon as July.

– The MMA is returning this Saturday with the UFC 249 match featuring Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, which will arguably be the biggest live sporting event over the last month. The DraftKings Online Sportsbook is celebrating the event by offering a 20% Profit Boost on all betting lines in the market.

– In Wednesday’s featured poker training video, we look at the next video in CFTheNatural’s “Why I Love The PLO Micros.” In this episode, CFTheNatural goes over a session in which he won the equivalent of $120 in an hour playing the microstakes.

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– In the latest episode of The Rake, Jamie Kerstetter and Marle Cordiero talk about the quarantine and whether live poker will survive COVID-19:

Jeff Gross with Twitch highlights from an April 9th session where he played the $2,100 Powerfest $200,000 guaranteed PKO tournament, among events..

– On the subject of Jeff Gross, he talked to accomplished high stakes poker player Brian Rast in the latest episode of the Jeff Gross Poker Podcast.

– Check out this read from Dominik Nitsche during a recent hand during a PokerStars SCOOP event broadcast live on Twitch:


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