After the first episode of “Youtube Jewel” about playing a final table, we were trying to find a cash game video as well. We’ve tried to find a good one, hoped to get a really great one but didn’t expect THIS ….
Lady’s and Gentleman, it’s not just somebody, we are talking about Mr. Phil Galfond. When most of you guys maybe just mentioned that NL Hold’em exists, he has played 200$/400$ online. As “OMGClayAiken” he was one of the first players who entered Nosebleed Stakes on FullTiltPoker to grind them regulary. When later on PL Omaha became more and more popular and the most favorite games among Full Tilt’s high stakes players, we was prepared, to crush them over the years and grinded up this account as the 5th biggest winner ever in online poker history with a bit over 7 Millions US$ in total profit. Only Phil Ivey, Patrick Antonius, Di “”Urindanger” Dang and Daniel “Jungleman12” Cates made more money than him. He was even playing up to NL 500$/1000$ when big whale Guy Laliberte showed up time by time.
If you do know Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, you might have mentioned the “Durrrr Challenge”. Dwan offered the whole poker world a couple of years ago, to play anybody Heads-Up on 200$/400$ or higher fourtabling heads-up for 50.000 Hands. If you win, u get 1,5 Millions US$ from Dwan. If you loose you have to pay him “just” 500k US$. But “durrrr” decided to exclude one player from this Challenge: Phil Galfond. He has also played in High Stakes Poker Season 4, a couple of Episodes of Poker After Dark and won his first WSOP Bracelet 2008 in a 5.000$ PL Omaha rebuy tournament.
Our today’s jewel is a video of him playing two tables 10$/20$ NL Hold’em on Pokerstars. A very nice video with Phil explaining very patient all reasonings and thoughts behind his decisions. Enjoy it and hopefully get some concepts, you didn’t know so far …