OMGCLAYAIKEN atau “Phil Galfond” adalah salah satu dari sedikit pemain online yang berhasil beralih ke permainan uang langsung dengan taruhan tertinggi. Dia baru-baru ini mengkonfirmasi bahwa dia adalah salah satu yang terbaik dengan memenangkan lebih dari 800.000 dolar dan mengambil hadiah pertama di acara World Series of Poker 1.5 K rebuy PLO 2008. Beberapa orang akan mengatakan dia sangat kalah di meja final. Memang ada total 28 gelang di antara daftar tab terakhir. Tapi Di usianya yang baru 23 tahun, dia menunjukkan bahwa dia bisa bertahan dan mengalahkan beberapa legenda poker termasuk Phil Helmuth, Johny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda dan David Benyamine! Online, Phil Galfond memiliki kemenangan yang melebihi 2 juta dolar di Full Tilt Poker saja. Tidak buruk !
Simak wawancaranya di bawah ini. Pernah bertanya-tanya seperti apa phil? Dalam video ini ia juga mengungkapkan mengapa ia memilih nama OMGCLAYAIKEN.
Online, Phil Galfond adalah favorit railbird. Dia memainkan taruhan tertinggi melawan pemain terbaik mutlak, orang-orang seperti Phil Ivey. Itu benar, Phil Galfond adalah kekuatan dan dia tahu itu. Dia akan membawa siapa pun online ketika dia pikir dia memiliki keunggulan. Dan ternyata menurutnya bermain Ivey itu menguntungkan!
Berikut adalah video dia digertak dalam pot besar oleh fenomena poker muda Genius 28. Genius juga pemain yang sakit dan dia memutuskan untuk tampil di sungai setelah bertaruh 34 ribu…
OMGCLAYAIKEN ADALAH TV
Phil “OMGCLAYAIKEN” Galfond juga memiliki cukup banyak pengikut di TV dan telah muncul di acara TV High Stakes Poker bermain melawan beberapa pemain poker elit. Berikut adalah video saat dia mencoba-coba pot dengan Sam Fahra.
Pengalaman Poker Taruhan Tinggi Phil Galfond dalam kata-katanya
Ketika ditanya tentang pengalamannya di acara itu, inilah yang dia katakan: (panjang)
[” So I got on this next season of HSP thanks to a friend of mine putting in a good word for me.
I was 2nd alternate on day 2 and starting on day 3.
Day 2 was a 100k min buyin and day 3 was 500k min. I brought 720k with me, planning on playing with 220k max on day two if I got a seat (which the producer made to sound unlikely) and saving the last 500k for the next day, or whatever I had leftover from day 2.
I showed up for day 2 around 2pm, just after taping started. Mori, the producer, was extremely nice. He let all of my friends come on set (there were not many people on set). He made me feel very comfortable there, as did all of the other producers and everyone working on the show.
It was cool on set. Free food. Random pros walking around. I did some on camera hand analysis for a GSN.com feature, which I wasn’t prepared for, but I think I did okay. I was watching the game for hours. Extremely loose action. People were calling down when someones entire range is ahead of their hand. I almost had a boner about it.
I got into the game with 2 hours left of taping on day two. I don’t know if I can say exactly who was playing, but I’ll say that the table was very loose and aggressive (in a good way for me) and very talkative. It was the best game I’d played in all year. I was glad I got in, but bummed that I only had two hours. Not to mention that it was live and on a TV set, so I was probably dealt 40 hands the whole time. The players were very friendly for the most part. Jamie Gold was actually a really nice guy (I say actually because I didn’t expect him to be) and improved a lot since last season. Negreanu also played much much better than he had in previous years, and is a great guy from what I can tell. I’m gonna stop listing off players in case I’m not supposed to.
I had 100k on the table and 100k in my pocket and was saving the rest for day 3. 90% of hands were straddled and a few were double straddled. That left me with ~40-80bbs effective. With that, and no one folding preflop, the game got really boring for me. I basically had to play 10% of my hands if I wanted to max my EV. Phil Hellmuth called me a nit, which is probably the most embarrassing thing that I can remember happening to me in my lifetime.
I was really proud of my ability to hand read live. I was worried that I wouldn’t to be able to pick up on things, but I was catching tons of timing tells and was able to put people on hands pretty well, which was what I did to keep busy while folding. There was one hand where I bet and got two really weak seeming calls on a very drawy board. I was really mad because I had the nuts (like 4th nuts, but clearly the best hand) but I couldn’t check turn and let draws hit even though I was sure they were folding their midpairs with a gutter or oesd. I guess I don’t know if my reads were right, but I feel good about them.
There was another hand that I wasn’t a part of where one player shoved the river for about 2/5 pot after check-raising the turn. The other player tanks, saying his hand is as good as ace high. People started to chatter about what he could possibly have, which made me feel awesome since I was 90% sure he had 88-JJ with one club and was calling the turn in hopes for a club to hit or a free showdown and was folding to a river bet. After he folded, Negreanu said that he knew the one player would never bluff there, and I thought to myself how I’d always bluffshove that river. I’m looking forward to seeing that hand to check my read.
Overall though, it was a boring day for me. Lots of anticipation and only got the chance to play for 2 hours with a small roll since I was saving 500k for the big day.
Just before going to bed that night, I was informed that 3 of the TV Pros from day 2 decided last minute that they wanted to play on day 3, and that I wasn’t good TV because I was so tight and didn’t talk enough to the players who don’t know me. So, I lost my spot on the table. To say the least, I was very mad. Had I not been saving $500k for day 3, I would’ve been able to play a much more open game. I guess nobody there had any idea of my reputation and playing style, because I have never been accused of being a nit before that day. Usually I get ‘station’ ‘monkey’ or ‘FPS-machine’. I also had less than 50 hands to show what I had. Hellmuth spent over 15 minutes negotiating and discussing insurance deals when he was all-in.
Not to mention the fact that I had to fly halfway across the country and move $720k twice (not easy for me, and probably will get me audited) to play for 2 hours and get bumped from my guaranteed spot by people who have been on the show many times, live in Vegas, and aren’t affected at all by being on the show one more day.
Another frustrating aspect of it is that I didn’t get a chance to prove myself. America still thinks that my whole Day 2 table (besides me) is full of the best poker players in the world, when I would’ve salivated over playing any of them HU. (Maybe wouldn’t have salivated over one or two but would surely be a favorite) I know that I need to get over this part. It shouldn’t bother me what the public thinks, and I’m working on not caring as much.
After getting angry for a while, I looked for somewhere/someone to place my anger. That’s when I realized that there was really no one to be angry at. I was lied to, in a sense, which is my number one pet peave by far. But the players we almost all extremely friendly, and I’m positive the ones who wanted to play the next day didn’t consider the effects on me. Mori gave me a shot at being on one of the most watched poker shows on TV. He was nothing but nice and accommodating. While I’m sure he had a lot of say as to whether I got to keep my day 3 spot, I don’t blame him much for his decision. He doesn’t want to upset some of his biggest name players, and I didn’t show him anything on day 2 that he could show to execs to defend his decision to keep me on the show. As far as he knows, I am a complete nit and maybe not even good at poker.
I think it’s really unfortunate that America would rather watch bad, loud poker than extremely high level thinking from the true best players in the world, but I guess they don’t know any better.
I would love if someone would do a show where Me, durrr, Aba, and two more (Not saying I’m necessarily one of the best 5 online players and don’t wanna make a top 5 list) each play HU v Ivey, Doyle, Negreanu, etc. Like, we each pair up with a pro and play best of 3 HU 200bb freezouts. Each team puts up $2mm or whatever and whichever team wins most out of 5 splits the prize amongst themselves. Online pros v Live pros. Then maybe America would realize how it really is. Anyways, I’m ranting now.
I didn’t have a good experience at HSP, but it was really nobody’s fault. Mori told me he owed me and would make it up to me. My friends didn’t believe him, but I do. He seems very genuine. Hopefully I’ll get my chance sometime soon.
Oh. I finished up $20k! YAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!”]
PHIL GALFOND: APA SELANJUTNYA!
Jadi apa yang menanti Phil Galfond sekarang setelah dia mengambil alih dunia poker? Sesuatu yang sedikit orang tahu adalah bahwa permainan Phil memiliki komponen teoretis yang substansial. Phil suka mendiskusikan strategi dan mengkonseptualisasikan berbagai lini permainannya di luar meja poker. Dia menciptakan teorema poker baru yang disebut G-Bucks, dinamai menurut namanya sendiri. Teoremanya menyatakan bahwa seorang pemain harus selalu memperkirakan ekuitas mereka terhadap jangkauan tangan yang diproyeksikan lawan mereka. Skanklsy Bucks adalah ukuran ekuitas atau harapan Anda ketika Anda tahu apa yang Anda dan lawan Anda pegang. Karena kita tidak pernah tahu apa yang dipegang lawan kita dalam latihan, lebih baik untuk memperkirakan ekuitas kita terhadap berbagai tangan. Bagaimanapun, google G-Bucks jika Anda ingin mempelajari lebih lanjut tentang konsep ini. Phil mengatakan dia mungkin menulis buku tentang ini dan gaya permainannya secara keseluruhan dalam waktu dekat. Kami akan menunggu. Terima kasih OMGCLAYAIKEN (Phil Galfond)!
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