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Phil Galfond


I've played poker professionally or semi-professionally for the entirety of my adult life - coming up on 15 years now!

I started with SNG's, moved over to high stakes NL Holdem cash games after a few years, and have made Pot Limit Omaha my main game for quite a while now. I play plenty of mixed games these days, too, with up to 15 games in the rotation, but I don't claim to play them well!

Though online poker has always been my focus and where I've had the most success, I did manage to win my first WSOP bracelet in 2008, in the $5k PLO Rebuy event. I also won the $10k NL Single Draw bracelet in 2015, and most recently, the $10k PLO8 in 2018.

Teaching poker has long been a passion of mine. I have always found the process very fun and rewarding, and I notice improvements in my game that come from teaching, especially to the smart and inquisitive members we have here.

I co-founded Run It Once in 2012 because I wanted to create a resource for people who love the game, want to improve, and, most importantly, want to help each other improve. Learning from and with other players is, in my experience, the best way to take your poker game to the next level.

Personally, I still watch 5+ videos a week and I don't think I'll ever stop. I hope your experience here at Run It Once is as helpful to your game as it has been to mine. uses cookies to give you the best experience. Learn more about our Cookie Policy