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Hit And Run: Phil Galfond Loses €76k On Day 27 Of Venividi Galfond Challenge; PokerStars Holds $12.5 Million Guaranteed Sunday Million This Weekend

Phil Galfond finally loses a session during the Galfond Challenge. PokerStars to hold $12.5 million Sunday Million to celebrate 14th anniversary. Find these stories and more in the end of the week Hit and Run.

Phil Galfond down €460k through Day 27

After a huge session where he won over six figures, Phil Galfond came back down to Earth on Friday’s session of the Galfond Challenge against Venividi. With 645 hands played on Friday during Day 27, Phil Galfond lost just over €76k, bringing his overall deficit to €459,874.71. Despite the loss on the day, Galfond has nearly halved the €900k deficit he was down prior to returning to the Galfond Challenge on March 4th.

Missed Friday’s action? Poker fans can watch the four-hour session from the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel or below. Live action will pick up once again beginning at 12 PM ET on Saturday:

Watch €100/€200 HU PLO Phil Galfond vs Venividi day 27 | David Tuchman & Andreas Froehli are commentating the action! !gc !mb from runitoncepoker on www.twitch.tv

Quick hitters

– This Sunday marks the 14th anniversary of the PokerStars Sunday Million. To celebrate, PokerStars is holding its largest-ever Sunday Million with $12.5 million guaranteed to the $215 buy-in event. With poker players flocking to online poker sites in the wake of the coronavirus, the tournament could even smash through the guarantee.

– Poker Industry Pro’s Nick Jones breaks down some of the most recent online poker traffic trends in the wake of the coronavirus closing most of the world’s casinos:

– The commercial and tribal casino industries have been among those decimated because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, casinos are among the companies lobbying Congress for a bailout package that could include cash payments, deferred taxes and bankruptcy protections. Retail casinos arent the only ones to be affected by the crisis. Some online gambling companies have seen their values decrease by over half in recent weeks.

– The WSOP.com Super Circuit Series is in full swing with over $1.2 million in guaranteed prizes over 18 events. Through the first six events, more than $1,159,550 has already been paid out. The latest winners include Shankar Pillai ($74,777), Jaime Reyes ($41,232), and James Carroll ($53,361).

– From the Fake News Bin: Poker parody site BonusCodePoker is mandating that poker players cease posting memes of poker games using toilet paper as chips.

– In Friday’s featured poker training video, we continue our in-depth look at Colossos’ “How To Beat The Microstakes” series. In this episode, Colossos talks about targeting fish while avoiding tough spots with seasoned players.

Best poker videos on the Internet

– Want to keep up with the Galfond Challenge without watching hours of play? The Run It Once YouTube channel has a quick 20-minute highlight video from Day 26:

– Check out the final table of the partypoker LIVE South America Main Event played during early February below:

Jaime Staples welcomes guest Louis Butler for the latest episode of the Weekly Poker Showdown to talk about a variety of poker topics.

– Sad that Doug Polk won’t be involved with poker anymore? Live at the Bike just posted a classic heads-up session with Polk against Danmerrrrr on November 14th, 2017.

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