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

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: Blinds 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
PN Podcast
PN Podcast

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.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!


Gharios Increases Stack

ChrisBean • Level 14: Blinds 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Ziad Gharios bet 8,000 from the cutoff and was called by the button, small blind, and big blind.

Gharios continued the aggression on the flop of {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} with a bet of 16,000 and was only called by the button.

The {k-Spades} was tabled on the turn and Gharios bet 25,000. The button let go of their hand and Gharios is heading to the half-million mark.

Ziad Gharios LB
Ziad Gharios
LB 454,000 198,000

Bahadir Sends Gascoigne Out

ChrisBean • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Dusk Till Dawn regular Ian Gascoigne moved all in for 44,000 from the cutoff and was called by Tulga Bahadir on the button.

Ian Gascoigne: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Tulga Bahadir: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

It was a fair race with Bahadir ahead with pocket sevens. The flop came {q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} to give Gascoigne a gutshot draw and a backdoor flush draw to go with their two over-cards.

However there was no help for Gascoigne as the {q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} completed the board and is sent to the rail, whilst Bahadir continues to build a massive stack.

Tulga Bahadir tr
Tulga Bahadir
tr 364,000 49,000
Ian Gascoigne gb
Ian Gascoigne
gb Busted

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Meitanis Setting The Pace

Toogood32 • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

After a bet of 6,000 from the cutoff from George Meitanis on {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} with at least 10,000 in the middle, the big blind of Yuriy Zakharov made the call.

A {2-Diamonds} turn didn't slow Meitanis down, this time he bet 23,000 when he was checked to and Zakharov called.

The {9-Clubs} river once again brought a check from Zakharov and he didn't take long to call after Meitanis bet the river to the tune of 45,000.

Meitanis proudly flipped over {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Zakharov mucked his holding.

George Meitanis cy
George Meitanis
cy 340,000 138,000
Yuriy Zakharov ru
Yuriy Zakharov
ru 200,000 -40,000

Shorty Khostiyan Gets Full Double

Toogood32 • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

After the short stacked Artur Khostiyan moved all in for 20,000, the small blind of Tulga Bahadir made the call and the big blind folded as cards were tabled.

Artur Khostiyan: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Tulga Bahadir: {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{k-Spades}{8-Diamonds} to give the win to Khostiyan, doubling him up close to starting stack.

Tulga Bahadir tr
Tulga Bahadir
tr 315,000 -10,000
Artur Khostiyan RU
Artur Khostiyan
RU 40,000 20,000

Counts Of Remaining Players At Break (full)

ChrisBean • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Salvino Salvatore it
Salvino Salvatore
it 404,000 269,000
Tulga Bahadir tr
Tulga Bahadir
tr 325,000 223,000
Ziad Gharios LB
Ziad Gharios
LB 256,000 30,000
Yuriy Zakharov ru
Yuriy Zakharov
ru 240,000
Jad Gharios LB
Jad Gharios
LB 228,000 188,000
Plamen Pashov BG
Plamen Pashov
BG 210,000 123,000
George Meitanis cy
George Meitanis
cy 202,000 146,400
Gha Iakobishvili il
Gha Iakobishvili
il 192,000 14,000
Vladislav Ivanov ru
Vladislav Ivanov
ru 190,500 19,500
Roy Tannous LB
Roy Tannous
LB 171,000 -90,500
Slavtcho Mihaylov GB
Slavtcho Mihaylov
GB 137,000
Ragip Doghan GB
Ragip Doghan
GB 94,000 -46,000
Gursel Gulfer GB
Gursel Gulfer
GB 91,000 -34,000
Arutun Saakyan am
Arutun Saakyan
am 84,000
Angelos Michael cy
Angelos Michael
cy 70,500 -65,500
Ian Gascoigne gb
Ian Gascoigne
gb 52,000 -28,000
Artur Khostiyan RU
Artur Khostiyan
RU 20,000

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Break Time

ChrisBean • Level 12: Blinds 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

The remaining 17 players have vacated the cardroom for a break.

Late registration has closed and 61 players have played Day 1a.