Phil Galfond began to play poker semi-seriously in 2003, and two
years later he dropped out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
to pursue a full-time poker career. For about two and a half years
Galfond concentrated on Sit 'n' Go's before switching to No Limit
cash games. After feeling he had sufficiently got the hang of NL's
he moved on to Pot Limit Omaha games.
As of 2010, Phil Galfond's total live tournament winnings amounted
to in excess of $990,000. His six World Series of Poker cash wins
make up for over $925,000 of that total. His internet poker
winnings (as of May 2011) amount to a net profit of over $8
million, making him one of the most successful online poker players
of all time.
Phil is known for doing a fair amount of poker teaching through
articles and videos - some of which you can find on his personal
website. Following legal actions against online poker on 15th
April 2011, Galfond moved to Vancouver, Canada so that he could
continue to play.
Interesting fact: Phil Galfond installed a slide as a means of
access between his two New York City penthouse apartments that he
purchased in 2011.