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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Phillip Hui Wins Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low

Phillip Hui Event #59 WSOP 2014
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Everyone loves Cinderella stories, especially the team at PokerWorks! It all comes down like this, Loni Harwood won Event #60 of the 2013 World Series of Poker for a first-place prize of $609,017 and her first gold bracelet. Harwood's attendance at the bracelet ceremony for Event #59 of the 2014 WSOP took place because her boyfriend and winner of Event #59, Phillip Hui, invited her to the ceremony via a FaceTime call. Love and poker...great combination! Hui celebrated his triumph with his very own gold bracelet and the $286,976 first-place prize...and the FaceTime call, of course.

Final Table Results:

1Phillip Hui$286,976
2Zack Milchman177,609
3Michael Bees$118,036
4Ismael Bojang$87,594
5John D'Agostino$65,736
6David Williams$49,817
7Matt Glantz$38,089
8Jordan Morgan$29,356
9Joe Mitchell$22,793

When the final 20 players returned on Day 3, the field was a battleground of those tested and true, including David Williams, Tony Merksick, Mike Leah, Justin Bonomo, Marvin Rosen, Brendan Taylor, and Sun Kwak. The race to the rail started — Melissa Burr, Steve Lustig, Scott Abrams, and Don Zewin were headed to the cashier.

Hui went on a runner and took out Joe Mitchell, Matt Glantz, and Jordan Morgan in one orbit — eliminating the latter two in the same hand. Williams was start-of-the-day chip leader but he went next and then Hui took out John D’Agostino in fifth place.

The swings continued until it was just the final two:

Zack Milchman's chips went in on the {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{3-Spades} against Phillip Hui's {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. The flop brought the {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}{2-Clubs} — Hui was leading with a pair of tens, if any face card hit, Milchman would make a straight. The turn {4-Spades} and the river {8-Clubs} was all Hui needed to send Milchman to the rail in second place.

Congratulations Phillip!

At one point Hui was down to one bet. The old saying, "A chip and a chair," can never be overstated! Hui resorted to making a full house, quads, and a steel wheel during heads up play when Zack Milchman had a 6-1 chip advantage over him and took the chip lead to run it into a gold bracelet and the championship.

Roassana Woo and Phillip talk about the win:

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