Phil Galfond, while responding to a fan, stated that he would still feel like a winner event if he did not win the money he lost back. This response is a full summery of how he has been dealing with the swing experienced in his opening game of the Galfond Challenge.
When he place his challenge on a hiatus, he had lost more than €900000 and was also in danger of beginning to second guess his abilities.
He wrote his thoughts on twitter indicating his reflection of how poorly he had performed. While a number of people on the online poker family wondered whether he still had it in him to make a comeback and face VeniVidi. Some even felt it would be wise for him to quit before he went a more than a million down. But, he was quite resolute.
A lot of contemplation and some radio silence saw a break in the clouds, and he resurfaced after plenty of soul searching. Having stated that he would be getting back into the game, he took time to explain how he came to this decision while preparing to make what would be considered a great come back in the game of poker.
This past Wednesday, his dream was to wipe his losses and also record a win. His choice, considered crazy by a lot of people, his projection of a good turnout now makes for a good read. After amazing wins in a few days, Galfond recouped close to €300000 of his losses. His fans loved his comeback, and some expressed it on social media.
Galfond did not fail to show how passionate he was about his comeback as well as the challenge itself during those trying times. He also pointed out the importance of entertainment for those looking for some form of escape.