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Poker News Updates December 10, 2019: Americas Cardroom to Offer Line on Phil Galfond Challenge

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Dec/10/2019

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Americas Cardroom to Offer Line on Phil Galfond Challenge

Calling himself “washed up”, poker pro Phil Galfond issued a challenge to the poker world and Americas Cardroom is considering posting a line on the challenge.

From PokerNews:

In the first titled “Open PLO Coach Challenge,” Galfond, the founder of Run It Once, called out those coaches who are currently making training videos on other sites. Galfond said the match would be similar to the unfinished “Durrrr Challenge” between Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Daniel Cates in that the details include:

    50,000 hands
    3:1 on a side bet of 10 buy-ins
    Player at $100/$200 stakes or higher

The second challenge:

“A businessman like myself can’t offer 3:1 to all of you superstars, but I’m looking for some other challenges, varying numbers of hands (probably fewer than 50k and perhaps I can do a couple),” he explained.

For the match he is looking for the following:

    Prefer $100/$200 through $300/$600 PLO. Will consider as low as $25/$50. Will consider PLO/NL, PLO / limit games, and perhaps even straight NL.
    Strongly prefer to play on Run It Once Poker, but would consider some or all of the match played elsewhere if necessary.
    That he may make training content stemming from the match.
    An opponent willing to stream the match would get preference and possibly better terms.

Eleven individuals have thus far accepted the challenge.

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