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Phil Galfond's lucky dollar

Poker With Presence

Momentum isn't real in the sense that the cards are ever due to change, but it's very much real in the sense that the way things are going impacts the way we feel, which impacts our ability to perform moving forward.


19 Aug 2021

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Interview with Phil Galfond

The Brandon Adams Podcast

Podcast 32 is an interview with Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond), a top poker player in the world for nearly two decades and founder of training site www.runitonce.com. This interview - for hardcore poker fans only - is a detailed look at his recent heads ups poker challenges. Phil, who is currently undefeated in heads up PLO challenges, details the emotional rollercoaster of his first challenge, where he recovered from an impossible deficit to win with less than 100 hands remaining. We also spend a few minutes discussing the details of our short challenge (coming in late July).


25 Jun 2021

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E076: Phil Galfond Learned Everything He Knows from Kevin Rabichow!

The Rake

Play poker at runitonce.eu & support online poker's future.Study poker at runitonce.com & support yours.Email suggestions to: TheRake@runitonce.comTimestamps:00:09​Welcome to The Rake, Kevin Rabichow!00:29​Kevin discusses his new group coaching program with Run It Once Training!02:23​The idea for the group coaching format came from Kevin’s experiences learning in small groups whilst coming up in poker.04:05​Does he find that, in the solver era, there is still room for meta-game and tricks in poker study?06:02​More on the group coaching format, and how its more personalized, wholistic approach to a player’s game can be more effective than training on your own.09:51​Kevin recently got into playing MTTs after a decade of specializing almost exclusively in heads-up no limit hold’em.  What’s the transition been like?11:23​The differences between MTTs and heads-up play, the complexity of the former, and how things have changed in the current era.14:01​Kevin appears in Patrick Leonard’s MTT training series ‘PADS on PADS’ despite his biggest tournament win being a second-place finish.  Why should we listen to his advice on MTTs?17:21​Kevin wants to take a collaborative approach to learning in his group coaching pods, as opposed to running it strictly top-down.19:31​How coaching has allowed him to see different approaches to the game that are not necessarily in line with his own.22:19​Acknowledging, accepting, and addressing the presence and effects of emotions in poker strategy.29:30​How can folks apply to Kevin’s group coaching program, and what level of player is it intended for?30:59​Kevin almost left poker to pursue a career as a chef.  How far did he go in that direction, and how significant is the culinary part of his life today?35:45​Jamie very much appreciates Kevin’s approach to posting food on Instagram.37:40​Jamie shares her own recent experiences in learning to cook.38:46​How has he managed to maintain his passion for cooking after shifting his focus back to poker?39:58​Poker players could benefit from not always framing everything in their lives in terms of maximizing EV.45:45​What advice would he give to somebody trying to pursue poker seriously for the first time in the current climate?49:24​Phil Galfond is a big fan of Kevin’s coaching videos.  So, you know, you should be too :)


29 Mar 2021

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First Flag - Phil Galfond- Episode 18- GPITHM Podcast Network

GPI/THM Poker Podcast Network

Poker powerhouse Phil Galfond joins Roland to talk about his First Flag. Phil tells us how he ended up in Mississippi to collect his FF, tells us a Men the Master story and discusses his future playing live tournament poker.


16 Mar 2021

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Phil Galfond II / Founder of Run It Once / PLO Legend / $3M career tournament earnings

Jeff Gross - The Flow Show

Phil Galfond, the founder of Run It Once and a PLO legend with $3M career tournament earnings, shares the inside scoop on his challenge against VeniVidi and how he kept his head on straight during his big downswing. He talks about Run It Once training, how to approach studying with videos, and his predictions of the future of online poker. Tune in to hear Phil break down how he stays motivated and focused, his favorite poker tools, and where he slips when it comes to work-life balance – and learn what’s happening on the ground in Vegas. Visit Jeff Gross - The Flow Show or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Jeff Gross. Time Stamped Show Notes:                                                                                                               00:00 – 26:00 – The inside scoop on the challenge with VeniVidi, what he did during the challenge, how it felt, and his thoughts on other players. 26:00 – 39:00 - Phil’s workday structure, work-life balance, the Jungle Man and Bill Perkins challenges, and what he thinks of the poker content that’s out there. 39:00 – 45:00 – Information about Run It Once training, what he loves about Elliot Roe’s course and other big courses, and how to approach video studying. 45:00 – 57:30 – Run It Once, the world of online poker, news and updates, how it works to try and enter the US, and his predictions of the future of live poker. 57:30 – 01:14:00 – Phil’s invitation to play, site promotions and personal brands in challenges, Vegas and Vancouver, and how he stays motivated and focused for downswings. 01:14:00 – 01:36:30 – Investing, education, the tools that are out there to improve your game, the purest form of poker, and what’s happening in Vegas. 01:36:30 – 01:54:30 – Accountability, the area where he can slip and wants to improve, why he doesn’t have an official system, and other players that he admires. 3 Key Points Think on your feet. Hold yourself accountable. Recognize where you can do better and work on it! Contact/Resources Partner - partypoker Website - Jeff Gross Poker Jeff’s Twitch Phil’s Twitter Phil’s Instagram Phil’s HendonMob Run It Once

1hr 54mins

26 Feb 2021

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Phil Galfond's Funny

Brass Taxes

Caroline's friend from college, Phil Galfond, was at one time an improviser... but went on to become one of the best poker players in the world. In this episode of Brass Taxes, Caroline talks to Phil about what it was like becoming a household name in the poker world while sharing his literal household with friends whose earnings paled in comparison to his own. They also talk about how he's built to manage swings, how solvers and bots have changed the game, why gambling tax rules suck, why it should be federally legal to play poker online in the US, and a few of his funniest purchases.This episode was produced and edited by Caroline Creaghead, also produced by Rus Garofalo. Theme music is "Settle Up" by Donwill, and our guest was Phil Galfond."Brass Taxes" is a production of Brass Taxes.


22 Feb 2021

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Phil Galfond Shares His Poker and Family Values | Ep: 17

The Heart of Poker Podcast

Phil Galfond is one of the most thoughtful and interesting people in poker, and his wide ranging personality is plain to see in the latest episode of Heart of Poker. Phil is an OG in online poker and his PLO Galfond Challenge matches against some of the best players in the game have become legendary over the last few years. He’s also got 3 WSOP bracelets for good measure. Using her menu of psychologist-approved questions, Kara gets personal with Phil. He explains how he met his now-wife Farah Fath on Twitter, his thoughts on parenting, and even losing friendships in the poker world. Phil also gives us a sneak peak into the book he might just get around to writing.... Phil is routinely called one of the nicest guys in poker and these insights into his life, family and values do nothing to disprove that reputation. Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to check out previous editions with poker pros and personalities, including Mori Eskandani, Jason Koon, Dominik Nitsche, Vanessa Selbst, Maria Ho, Brad Owen, and many more.


15 Feb 2021

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E068: Phil Galfond on Negreanu vs Polk Arbitration, Victory vs Chance Kornuth & More!

The Rake

Play Run It Once Poker Today: runitonce.euTrain With The Best on Run It Once Training: runitonce.comEmail suggestions to: TheRake@runitonce.comEmail your worst punts to: AsPlayed@runitonce.comTimestamps:00:08​Welcome Phil Galfond!  And our new host, Ben Wilinofsky!01:10​Congrats on your recent victory vs Chance Kornuth in the Galfond Challenge!  Did anything surprise you about that matchup, or about Chance?03:09​What elements of Chance’s game were difficult to tackle early on?05:33​Chance’s unconventional approach took advantage of waning focus over long sessions.06:54​What does he do between sessions to optimize his level of focus?08:33​How does Farah celebrate the win of a Galfond Challenge?10:51​Phil is a fan of Halo Top ice cream.  Was a lack of Halo Top in the diet a contributor to his struggles early on in the VeniVidi challenge?11:29​Has fatherhood and family life changed his perspective on poker?13:29​Phil hasn’t had much luck getting responses to his call for new challengers.  Does that make him feel good?16:37​Did he have any fatherhood advice for Chance?18:53​Did he notice any changes in Chance’s game after he and his wife had their baby?20:57​Does he find that it’s more difficult to tell if he’s running good in PLO vs Hold’em?22:34​How does he feel about being asked to arbitrate the tanking controversy in the Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu challenge?29:25​What are his thoughts on Real Time Assistance?  What’s the Run It Once approach to dealing with bots in general?35:08​How much does he think HUDs, RTA, solvers, etc should be used in online poker?36:27​What’s his vision for what online poker should be?39:55​Another state (Michigan) just came onboard for legalized online poker.  What would it take for Run It Once to pursue licensing in the US?41:46​More of Phil’s thoughts on the future of online poker in the US.45:26​Phil talks a bit about Vision, the GTO optimizer offered by Run It Once Training.47:28​Jamie asks Phil about her favourite romantic tweet of his, referencing the beginning of his relationship with Farah.50:54​Wrapping up.  Thanks Phil!  Way to not get fired Ben!


2 Feb 2021

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#87: Phil Galfond: Nosebleed Cash Legend, Run It Once Poker Founder, & All-Time Great

Chasing Poker Greatness

Today’s guest quite frankly needs no elaborate introduction to get you excited about hearing from him but I’m going to give you one anyway.Phil Galfond is a living legend in the world of poker at the ripe old age of 35. What would be the career-defining highlight of pretty much anyone else’s poker career, having won 3 WSOP gold bracelets, is merely a footnote in Galfond’s journey through cards.He’s the founder of one of the most prestigious training platforms in poker, Run it Once, and is doing his damndest to realize his vision of providing the poker world with the platform he feels we deserve at Run It Once Poker.If you’re not living in the US and you have not checked out Run It Once Poker, I exhort you to go do that right now. It simply isn’t enough to sit back and complain about the way platforms treat their players. If you want things to change for the better because you love this great game of poker as much as I do, you have to start taking action and do whatever you can to support the good guys in this world.In my conversation with Phil Galfond, you’re going to learn:- His poker origin story from PartyPoker SNGs all the way up through the nose bleeds.- What I believe to be his superpower that has allowed him to thrive in a way almost no one else has.- Phil’s advice on bankroll management and why he’s never been afraid of taking his shot.- And much, much MORE!And before we dive into the show if you’d like to be more efficient in your poker learning while gaining focus and clarity so that you skyrocket your game check out pokerwithpresence.com.Once more time, that’s pokerwithpresence.com.Now without any further ado, I bring to you one of the most brilliant, humble, and influential human beings in the world of poker Phil Galfond.New CPG Cash Game Courses!Preflop Bootcamp: https://bit.ly/Preflop-BootcampFish in a Barrel: http://bit.ly/fish-in-a-barrelNeutralize Flop Leads: https://bit.ly/2OkN8Yt

1hr 30mins

9 Oct 2020

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Phil Galfond - qualities of successful poker players

The Runchuks Podcast

In this episode of Runchuks Poker Podcast Phil Galfond talks about the qualities that make him a great poker player, his decision making process, how does he think through the hand, how does he handle the stress and of course how does Phil sees the future of online poker, what are some of the biggest dangers that the industry is facing (such as collusion in poker and poker bots) and what can poker sites do to overcome those. We also talk about the Galfond Challenge. So far Phil finished two of them, winning the matches against the high stakes crushers VeniVidi1993 and ActionFreak. We also dig deeper into how Phil managed to overcome the huge early downswing against VeniVidi to come out on top. His insights on what qualities make a successful poker player are invaluable. And Phil also shares his opinions on Poker Solvers and other study tools as well as HUDs. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay informed about new videos https://www.youtube.com/RunchuksPoker?sub_confirmation=1 And if you'd like to receive my key takeaways from each latest podcast episode, subscribe to my newsletter https://www.runchukspodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RunchuksP iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/mt/podcast/the-runchuks-podcast/id1511439478&ls=1 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3noSXKdBtcqqGWOpE4tsWR Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1511439478/the-runchuks-podcast Follow Phil on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilGalfond Timestamps: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:44 Where is Phil 00:02:20 Seriously missing poker 00:03:12 How Phil Galfond came up with the challenge 00:09:13 Phil Galfond poker passion 00:11:22 The qualities that made the best players then are still needed now 00:19:31 Thinking ahead during the hand 00:20:48 Memory 00:22:18 Key points 00:24:20 Being aware of your feelings 00:25:23 VeniVidi frequent check-raises on the river 00:29:49 Limited time for making decisions 00:31:26 A second or two to refresh 00:33:02 Why Galfond Challenge is so special 00:36:01 What caused the most stress during the challenge 00:37:25 Did VeniVidi1993 and ActionFreak feel the same? 00:38:29 What Phil expected from the challenge 00:40:20 Traffic on RunItOnce Poker during the challenge 00:41:38 The incredible VeniVidi1993 match 00:45:59 The importance of working with a team 00:49:12 Investing in learning 00:50:30 If your only motivation is money 00:51:08 Phil Galfond coaching videos and thinking process 00:55:19 How was life at home during the challenge? 01:00:25 Switching off after the session 01:01:53 How did the days off look like? 01:02:30 Maintaining a consistent schedule 01:05:29 Being a father 01:06:46 Teaching games to his son 01:08:16 RunItOnce Poker, what are the next challenges? 01:24:45 Pros feeling entitled 01:26:36 What do recreational players want? 01:29:09 Not everyone is a big winner or a big loser 01:31:49 Reaching all player types and where to draw the line 01:33:15 Being open-minded about changes 01:35:27 PokerStars changes 01:37:58 The future of poker 01:41:17 Deep Blue effect 01:43:38 Using the challenge to prove that solvers didn't kill the game of poker 01:45:15 The definition of "studying poker" is broad 01:46:12 Custom tools for studying poker 01:47:32 Importance of good memory in poker 01:50:58 Restarting the challenge

1hr 52mins

26 Jun 2020