Phil Galfond is a well-known poker professional. Most of his poker career has taken place in the online felt where he is known as OMGClaiken and most recently as MrSweets28 in Pokerstars. The rumor is that Galfond is planning to open a brand new online poker site and apparently its true.
Who is Phil Galfond?
Galfond’s success in online poker has not been achieved in major tournaments. He enjoys playing online ring games at the biggest high stakes. In the old Full Tilt Poker, Galfond was frequent at the $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha Games and seen from time to time playing $500/$1000 mixed games.
According to highstakesdb.com, a website dedicated to track high stake online poker games, Galfond has profited over $7 million in online cash poker games. In the live poker scene, MrSweets28 has won over $2 million in live poker tournaments. Galfond owns two WSOP Bracelets, the first one won in 2008 at a $5000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament. He was able to defeat and impressive final table with strong poker players such as David Benyamine, Johnny Chan who belongs to the small and elite group of players with 10+ WSOP bracelets, John Juanda, Daniel Negreanu and the one and only Phil Hellmuth aka The Poker Brat.
Galfond’s second WSOP Bracelet took place in 2015 at the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship. The heads up match was played against Nick Schulman and this was another difficult final table for Galfond playing against major poker pros like Eric Seidel, Eli Elezra and online poker prodigy Jon ” PearlJammer” Turner.
He owns and manages the online poker training site www.runitonce.com along with poker pros Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky, Jason “Novasky” Koon and another dozen of online poker pros.
The Rumor – Run it Once Poker Site
In late August 2016, Galfond announced that he is planning to launch an online poker room via his own training site RunItOnce.com. According to Galfond he is looking to provide a professional, fair and reliable service to the online poker community. Additionally his site will value the players first and foremost. The project is still months away to launch but it is confirmed that the site will not accept US players.
In his own words: “A poker site needs to believe in the dream of a poker as a career. I want to provide a fair, honest and transparent pokersite and going to give it my best shot”.
The online poker business is a competitive one and some could say monopolized by a few… It would be truly a bold move by Galfond to launch his own site in such a tenacious market. The poker community will definitely support and back an operation ran by such a respected and spotless poker career as the one Phil Galfond has had.