Phil Galfond Retakes The Lead Midway Through High Stakes Poker Challenge Against Chance Kornuth

Opportunity Kornuth took the lead in his high risks showdown against Phil Galfond after around 6,400 hands played and preserved the benefit with the whole month of November. The two-time Globe Series of Online poker arm band winner expanded his lead to as high as $344,500. In current weeks, however, Galfond has installed a resurgence that ultimately led to a lead change as the two approached the midway factor of their 35,000-hand pot-limit Omaha heads-up money video game face-off.

For those who do not recognize, three-time WSOP arm band champion Phil Galfond issued a challenge to the texas hold’em world in late 2019 that was approved by six opponents so far, with a most likely 7th suit likewise most likely to take place. The ‘Galfond Difficulty’, as it became recognized, pits Galfond versus various other nosebleed texas hold’em players with agreed-upon risks, quantities of hands to be played, as well as huge side bank on the line. Two matches have currently been completed until now this year, with Galfond triumphing in both.

Galfond and also Kornuth are playing 2 tables of $100-$ 200 pot-limit Omaha for 35,000 total hands, with Galfond setting up $1 million to Kornuth’s $250,000 that he will end up ahead in terms of profit after the last hand is dealt. Both began using Sept. 23, 2020, and also have given that fought it out in an overall of 32 sessions, with 17,100 hands played until now. That means that both are about a session or two far from the exact axis of the match, with simply 17,900 hands left to go.

Kornuth reached his high-water mark of $344,500 in revenue on Nov. 13. Galfond responded with 3 straight winning sessions completing $313,000 in earnings to bring him to simply $31,500 far from also. Kornuth then reserved 3 tiny wins straight to keep the lead before the two paused throughout the last days of November.

Activity returned to on Dec. 2, with Galfond booking a $28,000 win in the session to locate himself down just $28,000 total. On Thursday, Dec. 3 the two played their 32nd session, with Galfond scheduling a $96,000 win to take a $32,000 lead in the obstacle. It was the first time he had held the benefit in the match in approximately seven and a half weeks.

Among the greatest hands of the day came as the two entered the final hour of the session. Every one of the cash eventually went in on the flop after Kornuth five-bet preflop and also got a call, producing a pot of $54,586 (simply reluctant of 273 huge blinds). Take a look at a clip of the hand extracted from Card Gamer Reporter and also two-time WSOP arm band champion Nathan Wager’s Twitch coverage.
Kornuth got all-in with top collection of kings, just to see Galfond river a gutshot right to take down the huge pot as well as safeguard the lead in the difficulty. Kornuth required to Twitter after the session to request a new computer system display from his challenger.
In addition to his match with Kornuth, Galfond is also contesting against entrepreneur and also regular high-stakes texas hold’em gamer Expense Perkins. Only 2 sessions of $100-$ 200 pot-limit Omaha have been played in this face-off though, with Galfond up $90,144.05 for the time being. The two have not played a session given that April.

Below is a look at all seven challenges and the details regarding stakes and side bets:

Opponent Stakes Game Sidebet Hands Result
Bill Perkins & Thirst Lounge Streamers $100-$200 PLO $800K:$200K 50,000 TBD
Brandon Adams €100-€200 PLO €150K:€100K 40 Hours Of live Poker TBD
Chance Kornuth $100-$200 PLO $1M:$250K 35,000 TBD
Dan Cates €100-€200 PLO TBD 7,500 TBD
ActionFreak €150-€300 PLO €150K:€150K 15,000 Galfond Victory (€114,765.66 profit)
VeniVidi1993 €100-€200 PLO €200K:€100K 25,000 Galfond Victory (€1,472.08 profit)
Luke Schwartz €1,000-€2,000 8-Game TBD TBD TBD

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