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Philip Hui Rides Away With H.O.R.S.E. Title For Fourth WSOP Bracelet

2019 Poker Players Championship Winner Defeates 835 Entries In $1,500 Buy-In, Winning $193,545 and The Hardware


Phillip Hui has joined the prestigious ranks of players with four or more bracelets won at the World Series of Poker. The poker pro based out of Florida defeated a field of 835 entries in the 2024 WSOP $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event, overcoming a sizable heads-up chip disadvantage to take home the gold and the top prize of $193,545.

Hui became just the 72nd player in poker history to have earned as many titles at the WSOP.

This was the eighth final-table finish of the year for Hui, with three titles won. This latest victory saw him earn 912 Card Player Player of the Year points, enough to climb within reach of the top 150 in the 2024 POY race standings presented by Global Poker.

Hui first triumphed at the WSOP in 2014, taking down the $3,000 Omaha eight-or-better event for $158,361. Five years later he emerged victorious in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, earning nearly $1.1 million while adding his name to the Chip Reese memorial trophy. His third bracelet came in a $1,5000 pot-limit Omaha event in 2022, with $311,782 added to his haul. He now has nearly $2.6 million in winnings in bracelet events, which accounts for the majority of his $4.2 million in overall scores.

While 126 players made the money in this event, only 23 advanced to day 3 with a shot at the title. Joining Hui in that group were four-time bracelet winner and defending champion Yuri Dzivielevski (19th), three-time bracelet winner ‘Miami’ John Cernuto (12th), and two-time bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz (7th).

Hui was quite short early in six-handed action, but managed to battle back and overtake the lead in time for heads-up play. Daniel Mayoh of the United Kingdom knocked out David Avina (3rd – $89,485) to enter heads-up with 9,900,000 to Hui’s 10,900,000. Hui pulled away out of the gate, only for Mayoh to go on a run that resulted in a lead as large as 10:1 at its height.

Hui managed a crucial double up in stud, making trip sevens to best tens up. This kickstarted a run that saw him pull even and then retake the lead. The final hand of the tournament came in a round of stud eight-or-better. The chips got in on third street, with final boards of:

Hui – (9Spade Suit9Club Suit)QHeart SuitJHeart Suit10Club SuitAHeart Suit(QDiamond Suit)
Mayoh – (QSpade Suit9Diamond Suit)ASpade Suit5Spade Suit10Spade Suit7Club Suit3Heart Suit

Mayoh picked up the nut flush draw on fifth, but was unable to improve any further. Hui’s queens and nines earned him the pot and the title, while Mayoh was awarded $129,052 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Phillip Hui $193,545 912
2 Daniel Mayoh $129,052 760
3 David Avina $89,485 608
4 Christian Gonzalez $63,114 456
5 Kevin Cote $45,291 380
6 Xixiang Luo $33,078 304
7 Daniel Strelitz $24,595 228
8 Bryan Jolly $18,625 152

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Photo credits: WSOP / Rachel Kay Winter.