He's among the best high stakes cash game players in the world today - often cited as one the very best PLO players ever to grace the virtual felt and consistently one of the biggest online winners over the past few years. He is also the owner of a WSOP bracelet. Phil "MrSweets28/OMGClayAiken" Galfond is also a fantastic blogger and has responded to the numerous request from his fans to tell his poker story in his latest blog entry.
Galfond takes up his story as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Madison depositing $50 and grinding the $10 sit and go's. He takes us through his absorption in poker (often at the expense of enjoying what most of us would deem a "normal" late teen/early 20's existence), his transition from high stakes sit and go's into the world of cash games and ultimately how he worked his way up to the highest limits available online.
He also discusses his early live poker tournament experiences, the friendships he formed through poker and also a little look inside his world outside poker - his involvement in improv theater, his decision to quit college (and his regrets at doing so) and his musings on his life as a poker player.
The blog ends just as the world is starting to notice the Full Tilt Poker name OMGClayAiken and Galfond has promised an equally long follow up charting his progress from that time as he became more and more successful at the biggest games in the online world.
Read the entire fascinating blog entry here