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

Phillip Hui

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 WSOPHui 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.

Final table Results:

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