Phil Galfond

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.

Phil Galfond

  • Nicknames:

    OMGClayAiken, MrSweets28

  • Hometown:

    North Potomac, Maryland

  • Birth Date:


Poker Facts

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  • Highest ITM Main Event Finish:

    141st, 2010

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