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.
No #GalfondChallenge stream today after all.
Brandon has decided to call it quits. I finished this challenge up roughly $270k.
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) August 23, 2021
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 WSOP.com 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.
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.
Held off on posting this bc I wasn’t sure that @junglemandan was serious about battle. Don’t open at work or w/ children. Pod: https://t.co/jUmJy0l3mE . Best part is when jungle describes his life during match w Phil (think Russia training in RockyIV, except in a basement). https://t.co/0JohbHE3x4 pic.twitter.com/3qfbqwrW54
— Brandon Adams (@badams78) August 18, 2021
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