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.
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