PN Pod: Phil Galfond Gives "Galfond Challenge" Update; He's Ready for High Stakes Duel

Chad Holloway @ChadAHolloway
Phil Galfond

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jesse Fullen welcome guest Phil Galfond to the show. The poker legend gives more details on his summer match against the poker dealer who stepped up to play him at some high-stakes online pot-limit Omaha (PLO) action, shares an update on the status of "The Galfond Challenge," and talks about the possibility of playing on PokerGO's High Stakes Duel, maybe against Phil Hellmuth or a PLO edition. He also talks about his recently-released PLO course.

Speaking of Hellmuth, the crew discusses Scott Seiver backing out of High Stakes Duel III and Jason Koon stepping up to fill his spot, as well as recap all the big stories coming out of the record-breaking PokerStars and Barcelona© Casino European Poker Tour including Michael Addamo claiming his first-ever EPT title and Giada Fang shipping a $30K Platinum Pass.

They also highlight Bobby Tieu's victory in the bestbet Jacksonville Summer Heater Event #1: $400 NLH, and launch the brand new PokerNews Bad Beat Hotline where listeners can call in (+1 702-625-0166) and share their bad beats, which may be featured on a future episode of the show.

Listen to those stories and more in the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast!

Time Stamps

00:30Welcome to the show
00:40Teasing guest Phil Galfond
01:54Buddies Forever Movie Club
03:30Scott Seiver backs out of High Stakes Duel III match against Phil Hellmuth
04:22How do you feel about Jason Koon stepping up to take on Hellmuth?
08:00Who do you like – Koon or Hellmuth?
09:45Sponsor: WPT Global
11:46Poker dealer takes shot playing high stakes against Phil Galfond
14:53Guest Phil Galfond joins the show
15:50Hard to find high-stakes heads-up action
16:40What did you think when a mystery opponent sat down?
20:11Any update on Run It Once in the US market w/ Rush Street?
21:14What’s the status of the Galfond Challenge? Will you take on Jungleman?
23:28Have you considered taking on Phil Hellmuth in High Stakes Duel?
24:38How about a High Stakes Duel PLO edition?
25:48The Wisconsin Connection
27:00Do you have a water fountain in your house?
27:37What’s on your poker agenda?
28:00Phil Galfond’s PLO Course
28:56Sponsor PokerStars – WCOOP Schedule released
30:03EPT Barcelona Main Event sets a record
31:52Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event becomes largest-ever EPT tournament
35:06€25K & €50K Single-Day High Roller tournaments killing it at EPT
36:55Michael Addamo captures his first EPT title
37:45Giada Fang wins Platinum Pass in Ladies Event at EPT Barcelona
38:30Bobby Tieu Breaks Through With a Win in Event #1: $400 NLH at the bestbet Summer Heater Series
40:00Sponsor: 888poker – Adds $500K to Weekly GTDs
43:40Call the Bad Beat Hotline – +1 702-625-0166
PokerNews Bad Beat Hotline
Call the PokerNews Bad Beat Hotline today!

Tell us who you want to hear from. Let us know what you think of the show — tweet about the podcast using #PNPod, and be sure to follow Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jesse Fullen on Twitter.

Subscribe to the PokerNews Podcast on Apple Podcasts here!

Check Out Past Episodes of the PN Podcast Here!

  • On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, the crew welcomes guest @PhilGalfond! Listen here.

Name Surname
Executive Editor U.S.

Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.

More Stories

Other Stories

Recommended for you

PokerNews Podcast: Hustler Casino Drama, Scammer Called Out & Happy Birthday, Doyle! PokerNews Podcast: Hustler Casino Drama, Scammer Called Out & Happy Birthday, Doyle!