Brandon Adams Draws First Blood in "Galfond Challenge"

Published on July 27th, 2021 10:43 am EST

A new challenge is underway in the poker world.  This time live and with a side bet.Phil Galfond and Brandon Adams kicked off their "Galfond Challenge" on Monday.

This "Challenge" has a unique twist, as Adams and Galfond are playing heads-up Pot Limit Omaha in a live setting.

Resorts World Las Vegas is hosting the challenge, and the casino has given the two some space so that cameras can be set up to air the event via Brandon Adams' Instagram Live account.


Phil Galfond is undefeated in "Galfond Challenges" so far, defeating the likes of "VeniVidi", "ActionFreak" and others.

The Challenge against Adams is set to be a shorter one, as the two players will be sitting down for 40 hours worth of $100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha.

With 8 of the 40 hours already having been completed, this "Challenge" should be done by the end of the week.


If Galfond wins, Brandon Adams will need to pay an additional $100,000 in the form of a side bet.

If Adams wins, Galfond will need to pay an additional $150,000 in the form of a side bet.


Brandon Adams drew first blood in the challenge, as he managed to post a $15,700 win on Monday.

The two players will be back at it at 11 am local time on Tuesday morning.


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