Online and live poker pro Phil Galfond (33) has claimed his third World Series of Poker bracelet and prize money of $567,788 after winning the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
It was a remarkable achievement, given that Galfond has been too busy preparing his new Run It Once Poker online business to play, and had limited previous experience in Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo.
The three day event drew 237 entrants, among them many respected professionals.
Galfond faced Michael McKenna in the heads up, and won a major pot early on which gave him the lead and momentum to retain it, slowly grinding McKenna down and finally eliminating him for a second placing prize of $350,922.
Other final table cashes included:
3rd: Ali Abduljabbar – $240,497
4th: Chad Power – $168,275
5th: Chris Lee – $120,263
6th: Marco Johnson – $87,830
7th: David “ODB” Baker – $65,579
8th: Yong Wang – $39,149