Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond Sues Poker Training Site, Company's Owner Fires Back
Cash Game Icon Left Bluefire Poker Late Last Year
Scandals have become commonplace within poker.
This week, attorneys for poker pro Phil Galfond filed a civil complaint in the state of Texas against Bluefire Poker, the training site that he left last year, Courthouse News reported. Galfond has claimed that the company he co-founded stiffed him of money.
According to the court document, Galfond was paid $238,977 for his work in 2010, which consisted of making instructional videos and writing blog posts, among other duties as the face of the firm. The document claims that Galfond wasn’t compensated for any of his work the following year.
The company’s CEO, William Murphy, fired back on Friday in a statement, claiming that the poker pro was “unprofessional” to work with and that the firm has “paid or offered to pay [Galfond] every single dime that we believe he is owed.”
The lawsuit alleges that Murphy engaged in “willful misconduct, malice, [and] fraud” in the joint venture with Galfond. The company’s response was also scathing.
Attempts to reach Galfond by phone were not immediately successful on Friday.
Galfond, 27, is a World Series of Poker bracelet winner and one of the most profitable online cash game players in history. He used to play as “OMGClayAiken” on Full Tilt Poker.
Follow Brian Pempus on Twitter — @brianpempus
|1||Hellmuth, Matusow Play Heads-Up At LAPC Event|
|2||'Hangover' Actor Arrested For Hitting Gambler At Casino|
|3||Lucky Chewy: Entered "Hibernation" After Bad Session|
|4||Vegas Casinos Stiffed On $110M In Markers|
|5||Portis To Go To Trial Over Gambling Debt|
|6||Iconic 'Trump' Sign On Shuttered Casino On eBay|
|7||Aldemir Wins 2017 Triton Super High Roller Manila|
|8||ACR Brings Back Online Poker's Glory Days|
|9||Aussie Lawmaker Tells Poker Players To Get VPN|
|10||Goalie Investigated Over Pie Eating Prop Bet|
|1||Dan Cates: Tom Dwan 'Gambled Beyond His Means'|
|2||Las Vegas Strip Area To Lose Poker Room|
|3||Feds 'Looking Into' High-Stakes Poker Player: Report|
|4||Doug Polk: Five Preflop Mistakes In No-Limit Hold’em|
|5||Another WSOP Bracelet Hits eBay, But This Time For Charity|
|6||Zajmovic Becomes First Ever Female WPT Champion|
|7||Brian Rast Talks About Playing $3 Million Pot|
|8||Poker Bot Crushes Humans In Historic Match|
|9||Sentencing Delayed For Poker Player Travell Thomas|
|10||Hellmuth, Matusow Play Heads-Up At LAPC Event|