The whole “asking for a friend” gag just took another step forward as Phil Galfond tweeted this needle at himself yesterday in the wake of a massive thrashing at the high-stakes tables as the hands of the dangerous Victor “Isildur1” Blom.
In case you hadn’t heard, it was just a few days ago that Galfond and Blom tangled over at the nosebleed tables of Full Tilt Poker. According to HighStakesDB, the pair 4-tabled at the $300/$600 PLO tables for almost 12 hours where Blom ran hot and closed out the session having taken $883k profit off of Galfond.
While anyone would sweat a downswing of that magnitude, it’s likely that Galfond is still going to have a roof over his head tonight as, according to his results chart, he’s still roughly a $7 million dollar online winner to date despite his $1.2 million dollar 2014 deficit.
So how will Galfond get back on track? Bluff Magazine editor Lance Bradley has an idea…