Phil Galfond blogs about his recent battles with Isildur1

Phil Galfond blogs about his recent battles with Isildur1

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond has been involved in some epic battles with Isildur1 over the past few days seeing some massive swings in his bankroll. The young American won almost $1.7m in one session against the Banksy of poker, then lost a big wodge of it a few days later.

Galfond has now written about some of his epic PLO sessions with Isildur1 and it makes for some very enlightening reading. Most interesting perhaps is the fact that he actually ran minus all in EV in his massive winning session with Isildur.

The BlueFirePoker pro wrote, “It was extremely swingy, but it ended very well for me. I'm not big into graphs and stats, but it seems really sick that I actually ran under allin EV during this session. (I ran above EV during the 2/4nl and 3/6plo, where I broke about even, and in total, I ran exactly at Aiev)

“I obviously ran insanely hot to win this much though. I'm certainly not claiming otherwise. Just goes to show you that AIev isn't the whole story.
“I'm still exhausted from the session, and I'm gonna sleep soon. Isildur is a sick individual and I have all the respect in the world for him.Maybe I will type more about the match when I post some hands. Expect that in the next 3-4 days”.

Our own Nik Persaud recently caught up with Galfond. You can read his in depth interview by clicking here.

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