Galfond Holds €100k Lead Over ActionFreak After 10k hands of PLO Challenge Match

Phil Galfond and ActionFreak crossed the 10,000-hand barrier this week, with the RunItOnce boss still ahead by over 6-figures as they enter the final third of their PLO Challenge match…

By: Andrew Burnett

If €103k plus change sounds like an insurmountable gap for ActionFreak to haul back, it should be remembered that the pair are battling at stakes of €150/€300.

That means three and bit buy-ins separate the duo, and Galfond himself fought back from a much wider deficit to win his match against VeniVidi1993, last month.

However, with Galfond being more than €400,000 up as they crossed the 5k hand marker, the comeback from ActionFreak is a little worrisome, the anonymous online pro winning three of the last four sessions.

The most recent, on Tuesday, saw a €61,136 win for ActionFreak, helped out by this monster €94k pot

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Action Freak: K♣ K♦ Q♦ 9♦
Galfond: J♥ 10♥ 10♠ 9♠
Flop: J♣ 10♦ 8♥

Galfond called ActionFreak’s pot sized re-raise on the flop, then shoved the turn after another pot-sized bet from his opponent…

Turn: 6♥

…but despite Galfond having plenty of outs, the…

River: 5♠

…wasn’t one of them.

The pair are back in action today, Thursday 21st, as they enter the final third of the match, a €150k sidebet also on the line.

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Day 1 145 AF €11,162.32
Day 2 1,017 PG €3,632.83
Day 3 844 PG €310,594.59
Day 4 665 PG €113,377.48
Day 5 680 AF €95,304.17
Day 6 727 AF €74,625.85
Day 7 746 PG €26,980.36
Day 8 944 PG €165,093.85
Day 9 721 AF €256,044
Day 10 776 PG €19,003
Day 11 784 AF €23,363
Day 12 710 AF €57,580
Day 13 716 PG €48,169
Day 14 740 AF €61,136
Total: 10,222 PG €103,341


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