Brandon Adams Concedes Defeat in Galfond Challenge

Over the past several months, we have witnessed several high profile heads up challenges. Without a doubt, Galfond challenge ranks among the most popular challenges in recent times.

Well, the galfond challenge which pitted Phil Galfond against podcaster Brandon Adams is over, albeit prematurely.
Brandon Adams conceded defeat which marked the end of one of the most controversial heads up challenges in poker history.


First attempt

During the first attempt, Adams surrendered after going down a little over $16k with a handful of hands remaining. However, the circumstances surrounding his early exit were somewhat complicated. In fact, arbiters had to be involved in the final day after Adams accused Galfond of slow playing to run down the clock.

The controversy played out on twitter with the players trading accusations. The drama only  ended after arbiters, Isaac Haxton and Max Silver, were called in to decide the number of hands to be played.

Unfortunately, Adams quit after managing to cut Galfond’s lead to $16.5k. However, they agreed to transition to for an online challenge.


Phil Galfond wins Online Challenge

The second attempt was drama-free. They had ealier agreed to play 10,000 hands of PLO, $100/$200 blinds. However, with less than 3,000 hands to go, Adams was down $270,000 and saw no need to complete the challenge. As a result, he forfeited an additional $100,000 pushing his losses to $370,000.


Jungleman Challenge

Even though the challenge against Adams ended prematurely, another one is the works. Galfond will try to extend his winning streak against Dan “Jungleman” cates. However, it is worth noting that they are yet to set the ground rules as well as the date of the match. We can only speculate at the moment.




What we’re all about at

Ace Poker Solutions

We offer the highest EV poker software, and training tools available on the net. These are recommended and used by today’s top poker players from the world. We’ve been doing this since 2009 with the emphasis on offering unique and creative poker software that will help any level of poker player be a more thoughtful and successful player at the table. We’d invite you to check these titles out:


DriveHUD – DriveHUD is a poker database and HUD for your online poker play. It overlays a HUD on your online poker tables, and display vital stats about each opponent on your table. It tracks and records all of the hands that you play online. This allows you to review, re-play, filter, graph and analyze all of the hands you’ve played. So you can improve your poker game. LEARN MORE.


Asian Hand Converter – Asian Hand Converter allows you to track your online poker games and run a HUD on several popular Asian poker applications. It supports Poker King HUD, Red Dragon HUD, Bingo Poker (formally Hitea), PokerTime, PokerBros, and Upoker HUD. It works in conjunction with Holdem Manager, PokerTracker, and Drivehud (integrated into Drivehud). You can run multiple tables on these sites on your windows based PC with the use of most popular android emulators. The converter supports LDplayer, Bluestacks (beta), and Nox. LEARN MORE.


Leak Buster Software – Leak Buster is a poker software that interfaces with your Holdem Manager or PokerTracker database, and extracts key statistics about your play in order to find your largest poker leaks. Its unique scoring algorithm weighs the impact of your leak against average win-rates. And it suggests ways to correct those leaks through the use of videos (over 50) and written modules. LEARN MORE.


PokerZion – Get Started with PokerZion’s Proven Poker Training for $7! From over 12+ years of playing poker, combined with techniques and tactics used to win over $500k+ in cash games, this the most comprehensive structured learning course on no-limit holdem. And it’s only7$! All lessons include a combination of poker training videos, written and audio modules, quizzes and articles. LEARN MORE.