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Fernando Galvan wins WSOP Planet Hollywood tourney

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Fernando Galvan wins WSOP Planet Hollywood tourney

Marking his first major tournament win, Mexico’s Fernando Galvan took first place in the Planet Hollywood tournament of the 2017 WSOP Circuit. The victory resulted in $247,160 and a Circuit ring for Galvan. Galvan has come a long way from his first cash win in May of last year, when he took third place in the Colorado Poker Championships for $2845. Since then, his winnings have increased with a few nice finishes – over $44,000 in July of this year when he finished first in the Goliath Phamous Poker Series Stack and $72,000 with a third-place finish in the Heartland Poker Main Event in Black Hawk.

The 26-year-old player learned how to play poker by reading books and playing extensively online. He also picked up a lot of tips and skills through Jonathan Little’s site, Little is a seasoned poker vet with two titles and four final table appearances in the WPT, as well as 26 money finishes in the WSOP. He has over $6.6 million in live-table winnings. Including this latest win, Galvan now has accumulated over $452,000 in live-table winnings and is ranked 693 in the Global Poker Index.

The Planet Hollywood event attracted a total of 845 players and offered a guaranteed prize pool of more than $1 million. Galvan’s time at the final table looked to be short after a huge plunge from chip leader to having only 16 big blinds. However, he was able to capture a few big hands to get back into the game. In the final all-in, Galvan’s Queen pair held against Corey Hochman’s Ace-high hand for the win and the title.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.

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