Phil Galfond Overwhelming Favorite To Win Second Challenge

Published on April 14th, 2020 1:11 pm EST

The second Challenge is accompanied with a juicy side bet.The second "Galfond Challenge" starts later today, as Phil Galfond is set to take on Bill Perkins and the "Thirst Lounge".

The start of this Challenge will come just a few days after Galfond completed a memorable comeback against "VeniVidi".

While that match was as close as close can be, most expect that Galfond will absolutely destroy Bill Perkins and crew.

In fact, has set Galfond as a 1.08 favorite to win, while Bill Perkins is a 8.50 underdog.

The 1.08 line on Galfond means that he has implied odds to win of 92.59%.


The second Challenge, which will be streamed on once again, will be taking place on partypoker.

The stakes will be €100/€200, and the game will be Pot Limit Omaha.

The match will last for 50,000 hands, or until one side posts a €400,000 loss.

There is a very sizeable side bet at stake - Bill Perkins and the "Thirst Lounge" will receive $1 million from Galfond if they win, while Galfond will receive $250,000 if he emerges as the victor.

Members of the "Thirst Lounge" are able to substitute into the match for Perkins.

Galfond certainly has a very large advantage in this match, and he likely feels razor sharp after defeating the very good "VeniVidi" this past weekend.


Does Bill Perkins and company have a chance in this match-up, or will they be overwhelmed by Galfond?

Source: - Run It Once Poker


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