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Phil Galfond Returns to Online Poker

Cash Game Pro Now Plays from Vancouver, Canada


Phil GalfondPhil “MrSweets28” Galfond has returned to online poker after a long hiatus resulting from April’s Black Friday. The high-stakes pro, who is one of the top earners in online poker history, has relocated to Canada and resumed play on PokerStars.

Galfond told Card Player back in May that the odds of him relocating were at 95 percent, but he just didn’t know where to at the time. Now with the World Series of Poker and the live high-stakes cash game season over with, Galfond is back on the virtual felt and has won about $30,000 this past week.

Galfond Tweeted on Wednesday: After 3 months off of online poker, I’d forgotten about downswings. Oh well. Still happy to be playing. I love the game.

Some of Galfond’s action over the past couple of days has been against online cash game regular Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who has been wallowing in roller-coaster mediocrity throughout 2011. Through nearly 2,500 sessions this year on PokerStars, Blom has endured massive swings, just recently pulling himself out of the red yet again.

Galfond, better known by his Full Tilt Poker name “OMGClayAiken,” currently has more than $1 million stuck on the beleaguered site. Full Tilt had its licensed suspend in late June and just had a hearing on Tuesday in London.

With Full Tilt’s nosebleed cash games out of the equation, the month of July has seen only a handful of pots exceed six figures, as the majority the high-stakes online action comes at just $25-$50 to $50-$100 pot-limit Omaha on PokerStars.



over 7 years ago

Welcome to Canada Phil!


over 7 years ago

I'm surprised more players haven't done this.


over 7 years ago

The reason that more players haven't done this is that most of us are not millionaires who can write off $1 million and still keep playing with the wealth to have multiple residences. The rest of us po folk have to put up with our personal freedoms being trounced upon by the DOJ who is enforcing a law that should be declared unconstitutional in the firs place.
The petition on the link below will ask the President to declare the UGIA unconstitutional as he was able to do with the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)