Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

Hang Gets Galfond

Shamus • Level 10
Phil Galfond


After earlier knocking out Gus Hansen, Tommy Hang has now eliminated Phil Galfond from the tournament as well in a razz hand.

Galfond was sitting in Hansen's old seat, in fact, and down to just a few thousand when he saw Hang complete with an {A-} showing. Galfond raised all in with an {8-}, and when it got back around Hang called.

They tabled their cards — {4-}{10-} / {A-} for Hang, and {6-}{2-} / {8-} for Galfond.

Hang ended up drawing {6-}{8-}{9-}{2-} with his remaining cards for an 8-6-4-2-A. Meanwhile Galfond kept picking up eights — {8-}{3-}{8-}{7-} — to end with an 8-7-6-3-2 and hit the rail with about 83 players still left.

Still just hours removed from his runner-up in Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed), Galfond tweeted afterwards that last evening's finish may have been occupying his thoughts some today:

Phil GalfondOut of the 50k. I've still been thinking over last night and probably didn't play my best today. A little break will be nice.
Player Chips Progress
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us 355,000 65,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us Busted

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