Phil Galfond who goes by the screen name OMGClayAiken when playing high stakes poker online has placed his stake in the World Series of Poker. By the time he was done he had taken out some of the biggest names in high stakes poker including Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Phill Helmuth, and Johnny Chan. In one of the hardest final tables the World Series of Poker has ever seen a ‘internet player’ walks out with $817,781 and of course the bracelet.
Life is good for Galfond who is apart of a young group of poker players who call themselves ‘Ship it Holla Ballas’, and life is almost surely going to get better from here. In fact, this was the sixth WSOP event Galfond has placed in 2008. And poker players around the world were amazed as he took out ‘the best’ one by one. It came down to the final hand, the flop was A-Q-8, Galfond bet the flop, Hourani shoved sitting on the short stack. Hourani was ahead holding A-K-J-10 in his hand, giving him a pair of Aces with a King kicker. Galfond’s pair of Aces was dominated with only a 7 kicker.
The turn changed everything, Galfond sucked out when a 6 hit the belt, giving Galfond two pairs, 6’s and Aces. The river was no help to Hourani, he hit the rail in second place for $493,748. Congratulations OMGClayAiken on your big win, we cant wait to see more from you.
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