Bluefire Poker Training Coach Phil Galfond -If you watch the high-stakes games at Full Tilt Poker you might recognize him better by his poker alias – ‘OMGClayAiken’. You can regularly find him sat at a $500/$1000 No-Limit Hold’em table playing against the best players in the world, including Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius. To win over $5 million in just one year playing against players of such a high calibre is an exceptional achievement, but he has been doing it for the past 3-4 years which is quite remarkable.
He has only ever made two deposits to a poker site, each of $50. The first $50 he blew playing sit and go’s, and the second $50 was his last ever deposit Poker Online. He has grown that $50 deposit into millions and now he plays at the highest online stakes which are $500/$1000 at Full Tilt Poker. As well as being one of the most successful cash-game players, he has also won a WSOP bracelet, in the 2008 WSOP $5,000 PLO tournament which earned him $817,781.
With so much poker success, Phil found himself wanted by all the big poker training sites. Each of them wanted Phil to be a coach for their site and create videos for them, but Phil rejected them all and opted to launch his own training site which saw the birth of Bluefire Poker. Phil brought along four of his QQ Online friends, all who are successful players and he reviews each video they create before it is uploaded to the site.