JNandez Accepts Phil Galfond's $1Million Heads Up Challenge

Fernando JNandez Habegger announced that he will be Phil Galfonds second opponent in the heads-up PLO challenge offered by the legendary online pro known as OMGClayAiken

By: Andrew Burnett

As we reported yesterday, Bill Perkins has already taken up Galfond’s offer – getting 4-1 odds on a $200k sidebet – but JNandez has been given an even better price, 5-1 on the $200k sidebet.

The rules of the JNandez match-up are the same - $100/$200 PLO over 50,000 hands, the match ended if either player loses $400,000 before the 50k is completed.

The sidebets, for those struggling with the math, see Galfond stand to win an extra $200k from each match, or lose $800k to Perkins and $1million to Habegger of things go against him.

Habegger, under his JNandez87 nickname, has been a long-time winning player at the online mid-to-highstakes, the Swiss PLO expert also considered one of the best PLO coaches, once working for Galfond on his Run It Once coaching site.

Later he moved to Doug Polk’s Upswing Poker as a PLO coach, but left amid a very public falling out.

Galfond’s PLO Challenge is a promotional affair for his Run It Once poker-room and the addition of Habegger is a big boost.

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