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2014 WSOP - Event #59: Phillip Hui Wins After An Incredible Comeback!

Tags: 2014 WSOP, a chip and a chair, Omaha hi-low Split-8 or better, Phillip Hui, Zachary Milchman.
Posted on 04 July 2014 by "T".

On Thursday, after three action-packed days of poker, Phillip Hui had overcame a field of 457 runners to nab his first gold bracelet and the biggest payday of his career ($286,976) in Event #59: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better!

There's a saying that all you need is a chip and a chair to have the chance of winning a poker tournament. Well, Hui possible made the most incredible comeback so far at the 2014 World Series of Poker, given that he was low on chips at several points during the final table and managed to overcome a 18 to 1 chip disadvantage in the heads-up battle against Zachary Milchman!

"I just never gave up. I waited for a good hand and then had a good run at the end. At one point earlier, I was [down to two big blinds]," Hui said. "I looked down and saw J-9-9-9. In that spot, you just normally go with it. But that was when we were at 11-handed. I folded and then I got the re-draw and got to see six free hands [before posting a blind again] and went back up from there."

In total, this $3,000 Omaha High-Low event generated a prize pool of $1,247,610 and the top 54 players each earned a payday, including notables such as Brandon Shack-Harris (34th), Chino Rheem (23rd), Mike Leah (19th) and Justin Bonomo (18th).

Final table results:
1st: Phillip Hui - $286,976
2nd: Zachary Milchman - $177,609
3rd: Michael Bees - $118,036
4th: Ismael Bojang - $87,594
5th: John D'Agostino - $65,736
6th: David Williams - $49,817
7th: Matt Glantz - $38,089
8th: Jordan Morgan - $29,356
9th: Joe Mitchell - $22,793

 


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6 comments for "2014 WSOP - Event #59: Phillip Hui Wins After An Incredible Comeback! "

 doubletop77704/07/2014 11:44:38 GMT
Well done and many congratulations to Phillip Hui for winning this event and the $286,976 first prize. To be down to just two big blinds and then go onto win makes it extra special
 klash2304/07/2014 12:39:45 GMT
A great way to win your first bracelet,and the cash is nice too.It always feels good to come back from being that short as you have more or less accepted the fact that you are out but then you slowly start to win more and more chips and you are back in it again.
 Heskor06/07/2014 14:03:39 GMT
Wow incredible comeback and this deserve to be in the news, because it is not every day you get to see such a comeback. About his hand he is talking about, try to remember when you had AA in texas holdem got raised and going 9 handed on the flop and you have the guts to fold this AA and you were right and another person won with a flush or something, it can makes you look either a genius or stupid for folding such a hand lol. Anyway have fun guys!
 Macubaas07/07/2014 08:11:46 GMT
It must be good that your biggest win in money also comes with a beautiful wsop bracelet attached Smile

I'm pretty sure we'll here more from him in the future, maybe he will manage other surprising comebacks in the future.
 Fakiry07/07/2014 17:41:32 GMT
I always tend to believe it is possible to go up again even when you are really low on chips, and (although with friends at home and online for some cents...) sometimes it happens, to get that hand where you double, then being big blind and no one calling, then again a monster with two calls... and we are up again on business! Having this story to tell ending with a $286,976 prize... i would love to be his grandson!
 Mipetin16/07/2014 06:31:47 GMT
love comebacks..

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