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:
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 against Phillip Hui's . The flop brought the — Hui was leading with a pair of tens, if any face card hit, Milchman would make a straight. The turn and the river was all Hui needed to send Milchman to the rail in second place.
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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