2013 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Galfond Sets Up Nicely

Phil Galfond

After Phil Galfond opened with a raise from middle position, two players called from late position including John Hennigan playing on the button. Then the small blind repopped it to 6,500, and after the big blind stepped aside all of the other three players called the raise.

That meant a pot of about 27,000 was up for grabs as the four players saw a flop come {8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs}. The small blind bet 20,000, Galfond called, and the other two players ditched their cards.

The turn then brought the {9-Spades} and an all-in shove from Galfond's opponent, and he quickly called. "Set?" said his opponent, and Galfond quietly said yes as he tabled his {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. His opponent reacted frustratedly as he stood and showed his {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, exiting soon after the river came the {7-Spades} as Galfond earns a huge pre-dinner boost to his stack.

Chips Count
Phil Galfond us 255,000 140,000

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