Phil Galfond Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet; India’s Mayank Jaggi Scores Big In Wynn Summer Classic

Phil Galfond won his third World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet after topping a strong field of 237 players in the Event #60: $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event and collected an impressive $567,788 payday. While most of the focus is on the ongoing WSOP, India’s Mayank Jaggi is making headlines at 2018 Wynn Summer Classic. Juggi ran deep and finished 6th for his highest career score $56,379 in the $1,100 NLHE Event at the ongoing Wynn Summer Classic, Las Vegas.


WSOP 2018: $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better

 Talking about the latest WSOP bracelet winner Phil Galfond from the US, he is a popular high-stakes cash player who has logged plenty of time on the poker felt, but playing a pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better tournament at the WSOP 2018 was still a relatively new experience for the player.

 Galfond topped a strong field of 237 entries in the Event #60: $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event to claim his third bracelet after a long time along with a $567,788 first-place prize.

“I’ve basically never played PLO8 online,” Galfond said. “There is a mix game I’ve been playing live for two and a half years, 12 games, and one of them is PLO8. So, I’ve played a little bit. Honestly, I don’t think it helped me very much. So, I was figuring out as I went. I think I definitely ended the tournament a better tournament PLO8 player than I started,” Galfond added.

Galfond earned his first bracelet in the 2008 $5,000 PLO event, taking home $817,781. His second bracelet came in the 2015 $10,000 no-limit 2-7 lowball event for $224,383 in prizemoney. The 33-year-old player who holds around $2.9 million in live tournament earnings beat a tough final table in this event, including the bracelet winners Marco Johnson (6th), and David Baker (7th). Michael Mckenna, who finished runner-up for $350,922 in this event, made his second final table at WSOP 2018.

Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Phil Galfond – $567,788
  2. Michael Mckenna – $350,922
  3. Ali Abduljabbar – $240,497
  4. Chad Power – $168,275
  5. Chris Lee – $120,263
  6. Marco Johnson – $87,830
  7. David “ODB” Baker – $65,579
  8. Chase Steely – $50,086

2018 Wynn Summer Classic

Moving to 2018 Wynn Summer Classic, which is set to run till 16th July in Las Vegas, India’s popular player Mayank Jaggi has cashed big finishing 6th in the $1,100 NLHE Event for $56,379 (INR 38.68 Lac). This is Jaggi’s biggest live score and he has quadrupled his live tournament earnings. It is also the biggest score for an Indian player in Las Vegas this summer, after Adda52 Team Pro Nikita Luther’s $87,902 for winning the 2018 WSOP Tag Team Event a couple of days ago.

The $1,100 NLHE Event began on 26th June and drew a strong field with 2,197 entries, which took prizepool to a whopping $2,173,712. After 3 days of grinding, it was the US player Athanasios Polychronopoulos who eventually emerged victorious for $231,507 in the prizemoney. While most Indians were trying to grind in the 2018 WSOP, Jaggi decided to try his hand at the 2018 Wynn Summer Classic running at the Wynn Las Vegas and eventually managed the biggest live score of his career. We congratulate Jaggi for his wonderful performance and wish him good luck ahead!

Final Table Payouts (USD)

  1. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – $231,507
  2. Phachara Wongwichit – $204,728
  3. Stephen Ma – $204,404
  4. Ryan Stoker – $98,564
  5. Vincent Masino – $73,010
  6. Mayank Jaggi – $56,379
  7. Maziar Keshavarzi – $45,212
  8. Darren Elias – $37,365