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Fake Viktor Blom Post about Phil Galfond gaining Attention

by Jeremy

A few weeks ago, Pot-Limit Omaha specialist Phil Galfond wrote a mostly-flattering blog post about fellow high stakes pro Viktor Blom. It mainly discussed the myths surrounding Blom and how Galfond thinks that he’s a pretty cool guy.

That said, somebody decided to put a humorous spin on this situation by writing a rebuttal to Galfond’s post. This fake letter is supposedly written by Blom and makes lots of digs at Galfond for being a nit and fanboy. Here’s an excerpt from the funny post:

This summer in Las Vegas, I finally had the chance to meet Galfond. He begged me for my number for ages, I knew it was just so he could get some kind of edge and because he was a fanboy and though I was dubious I relented. And though the first time we met was in the poker room, I had the misfortune to hang out with him a few times over the course of the series.

The first thing that stood out to me was how short he was. The second was the image in my head of OMGClayAiken (the passive, nitty, likeable dude) being shattered to pieces. It wasn’t. Phil emanates complete fanboy culture when you meet him. He’s one of those guys that you can instantly tell is a bumhunter. Always looking for an edge. His questions-questions demeanour made me sick. Trying to find out about my game so he can find an edge when we next played. Yeah, it’s fair to say, Galfond was quite boring.

While it would be even more hilarious if Isildur1 did write this post, it’s still pretty funny nonetheless. If you’d like to read the whole letter, you can check it out here. Also, don’t forget to read Phil Galfond’s real post through the link at the top so you get the joke’s full effect.

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