Phil Galfond returns to the online poker tables

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 26, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

All it took for one of the most prodigious online poker players of all-time to be able to return to the virtual felt after Black Friday was a change of residence –a change of residence that requires a passport that is! Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond is now officially living in Canada; at least for the next 3-6 months according to his Twitter account.

“Hey Twitter. I’m, in Canada.”

“Vancouver”

“Staying here for 3-6 months and then re-evaluating. They should be done with my slide here soon”

“To everyone asking, I moved to Canada to play.”

Galfond went on to say how easy it was for him to get his PokerStars account setup—which shouldn’t be too surprising considering he was asking around for $50k+ transfers on PokerStars! –and that he was not so enthused with Party Poker, as he went o-for-3 on E-Mail responses from the site, but seems to have eventually gotten some help from Tony G in sorting the matter

Galfond was quick to return to action as he was spotted at the high-stakes PLO tables on PokerStars taking on the likes of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky; Galfond ended up as a small loser for the night according to highstakesdb.com.

It will be interesting to see how many players follow Galfond’s lead and move to pro-online poker locales in order to play –the number of players going this route could depend on if and when Full Tilt Poker makes good on the $150 million in players funds that are currently locked up on the site.

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