Phil Galfond is an American professional poker player that has had most of his success on Full Tilt Poker, under the alias "OMGClayAiken". He has amassed millions of dollars of wins online and had success in live tournaments, as well.
Galfond was born in North Potomac, Maryland where he went to high school in the area. After graduating, he went to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 2004, he started playing online by playing $10+1 Sit N Go tournaments. Slowly, he rose up the buy-ins and in less than a year he was playing $100+10 SNGs. He then began playing even higher buy-in levels, high stakes games up to $1,000.
From there, he tried his hand at cash games, first beginning with $5/10 Limit Hold'em and then moving up to $10/20 and $25/50. Though, he had a hiccup at higher limit games, such as $50/100 limit, Galfond dropped down and rebuild his bankroll at lower limits.
In just a few years, he was playing the highest stakes cash games available online. His skills gained at Limit Hold'Em helped him reach $200/$400 No Limit and the highest stakes of Pot Limit Omaha action online.
Galfond played in the notorious $500/$1000 No Limit game on Full Tilt Poker against the likes of Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen and Patrik Antonius. His passive style was unusual to the aggressive nature of many of the games and seemed to work wonders for Galfond against other players "raise first" styles. Galfond became 2nd on the all time money list on Full Tilt behind the famed Phil Ivey. He won over $7 million on Full Tilt in a matter of a few years.
He then began to play in live events, starting with the WSOP. He won the 2008 Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy Event in 2008, earning himself over $800k in prize money. He has 7 cashes in WSOP events and his highest Main Event finish was 141st, in 2010. His total tournament winnings as of 2013 are just under $1.1 million.
Galfond used to live in New York in a dual penthouse suite that was connected via a slide. He sold those apartments in October of 2012 for $3.3 million. He now resides in Vancouver, Canada so he can continue to play online poker after the events of Black Friday.