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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024

Event #35: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,114,725
  • Entries: 835
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Saturday, June 15, 2024 2:35 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 6 hours ago)
Another Comeback, Another Bracelet as Phillip Hui Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Phillip Hui

Phillip Hui has overcome an 835-player field and defeated Daniel Mayoh heads-up to claim his fourth WSOP bracelet and $193,545 first-place prize in Event #35: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Hui's victory came after a marathon day here at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas that lasted right up until the closing minutes before a hard stop would have been implemented.

At one point during his heads-up match, Hui was out-chipped over 10:1, but coming from behind proved no obstacle for Hui, who now sits in the elite company of four-time bracelet winners.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Phillip HuiUnited States$193,545
2Daniel MayohAustralia$129,052
3David AvinaUnited States$89,485
4Christian GonzalezUnited States$63,114
5Kevin CoteUnited States$45,291
6Xixiang LuoChina$33,078
7Daniel StrelitzUnited States$24,595
8Bryan JollyUnited States$18,625
9Thanhlong NguyenUnited States$14,368

Winner's Reaction

"This is my favorite event — my favorite variant of poker," he said. "I have a second, a third, maybe a fourth? [In H.O.R.S.E. events]. It feels really good."

In fact, over the course of his career, Hui has four runner-up finishes in H.O.R.S.E. events including 2017 where he lost heads-up to Matthew Schreiber. This time he had to do it the hard way, but Hui knew that a comeback wasn't out of the question.

"When I won my first bracelet in 2014 in the O8, I was 16:1 down heads up and came back," he said. "When I won the PPC I was down 4:1 and then when I won the PLO [in 2022] I literally never had over 20 big blinds until I got heads up."

Hui credits his exposure to sports psychology while playing golf as a child for his ability to never give up.

"If you have chips or you're in the tournament or you're in the game of whatever sport, you can't give up. It's kind of cliche but I try to center myself after every hand, whether I played a hand poorly or not. I just tried to stay focused and take one hand at a time."

Phillip Hui
Phillip Hui

Day 3 Action

A whirlwind of action saw the field reduced from 23 players to just 10 by the first break of the day, as many short stacks were promptly eliminated as most were unable to score any double ups. Among those to bust early was defending champion Yuri Dzivielevski, who saw his run end in 19th place after falling to John Cernuto in Seven Card Stud.

Christian Gonzalez vaulted into the chip lead after eliminating both Cernuto and Tyler Schwecke simultaneously in a Stud Hi-Lo hand wherein Gonzalez came from behind by catching a full house on seventh. Patrick Stacey and Heiko Hinkelmann were eliminated shortly after to set up the final table of nine.

Thanhlong Nguyen entered the final table as the short stack and despite managing to double up twice, he was sent out in ninth place after Phillip Hui made an eight against him in Razz.

Day 2 chip leader Bryan Jolly was unable to gain any real momentum and bled chips until he was short. Like Nguyen, he was able to double up at the final table but still busted in eighth to Hui in Omaha Hi-Lo.

Following the exit of two-time bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz in seventh, there was an extended period without any eliminations. During that time Hui, David Avina, and Xixiang Luo all managed to double up at least once before escalating blinds forced Luo to make a stand in Razz. Luo committed the rest of his stack with a ten, but was second-best against Mayoh's eight to exit in sixth. Kevin Cote followed him out the door shortly after.

David Avina
David Avina

It was all Avina at the start of four-handed play. The WSOP circuit grinder managed to double up three times, while Gonzalez fell into the short stack. Gonzalez eventually committed all of his chips with pocket nines in Limit Hold'em, but was out-flopped by Avina with king-ten to finish fourth.

Hui went on a bit of a heater to pull into the lead three-handed while Avina gassed out to bust in third. Hui held a slight lead over Mayoh going into heads-up play, which ended up being a very back-and-forth affair.

Mayoh then gained a massive chip lead after catching Hui bluffing in Omaha Hi-Lo but Hui wouldn't be denied. After chipping up in a few key pots in Razz and Seven Card Stud, Hui retook the lead and finished the job in Stud Hi-Lo by making two pair and fading Mayoh's flush draw.

That's a wrap for the PokerNews event coverage. Be sure to check out our live-reporting hub for continuing coverage of the 2024 World Series of Poker along with other events around the globe.

Saturday, June 15, 2024 2:08 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 6 hours ago)
Daniel Mayoh Eliminated in 2nd Place ($129,052)

Daniel Mayoh

Stud Hi-Lo

Phillip Hui:   /    / 
Daniel Mayoh:   /    / 

In what would be the last hand of the tournament, Daniel Mayoh completed and Phillip Hui raised to put Mayoh all in. Mayoh called and boards were run.

Hui held the lead with nines and improved to two pair by seventh. Mayoh picked up a flush draw, but bricked out to be eliminated in second place.

Phillip Hui20,800,0001,000,000
Daniel Mayoh0-1,000,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 2:05 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 6 hours ago)
Mayoh Doubles Up

Stud Hi-Lo

Phillip Hui:    /      /  
Daniel Mayoh:    /      /  all-in on third street

Daniel Mayoh got it in on third street. He paired his door card, and then made open trips to stay alive.

Phillip Hui19,800,000-100,000
Daniel Mayoh1,000,000100,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 2:03 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 6 hours ago)
Mayoh on the Brink

Stud Hi-Lo

Phillip Hui:    /    
Daniel Mayoh:   /    / 

Daniel Mayoh completed and Phillip Hui called.

Hui called a bet from Mayoh on fourth street and then Mayoh called bets from Hui on fifth through seventh.

Hui tabled eights-up and Mayoh mucked — leaving himself just 900,000 behind.

Phillip Hui19,900,0004,200,000
Daniel Mayoh900,000-4,200,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:57 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 6 hours ago)
Hui Leaves Mayoh Short

Seven Card Stud

Phillip Hui:   /    / 
Daniel Mayoh:   /    / 

Phillip Hui completed and Daniel Mayoh called.

Both players checked on fourth street and then Mayoh called bets from Hui on fifth and sixth.

Mayoh let his hand go facing a bet from Hui on seventh and Hui grew his chip lead.

Phillip Hui15,700,0003,200,000
Daniel Mayoh5,100,000-3,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:47 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Hui Back in Front

Razz

Phillip Hui:    /      /  
Daniel Mayoh:    /      /  

Phillip Hui brought in and called the completion of Daniel Mayoh. Hui bet every single street and Mayoh called him down each time.

Hui tabled     for a nine-six low, and Mayoh mucked.

Phillip Hui12,500,0003,300,000
Daniel Mayoh8,300,000-3,300,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:41 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Updated Stacks

Phillip Hui and Daniel Mayoh continued to trade blows, with Mayoh maintaining a slight lead as of late.

Daniel Mayoh11,600,000-1,200,000
Phillip Hui9,200,0001,200,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:39 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Hui Chipping Back up

Omaha Hi-Lo

Phillip Hui limped on the button and Daniel Mayoh checked his option in the big blind.

Both players checked on the     flop and then Mayoh bet on the   turn. Hui announced a raise and Mayoh tanked for some time before letting his hand go — conceding the pot to Hui.

Daniel Mayoh12,800,000-300,000
Phillip Hui8,000,000300,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:34 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Back and Forth in Limit Hold'em

Limit Hold'em

Phillip Hui raised and Daniel Mayoh called. Mayoh check-called a bet on     and both players checked the   turn.

Mayoh bet the   river and Hui called. Mayoh tabled    for a flush and won the pot.

Then, in a limped pot, both players checked the     flop and the turn was the  . Mayoh bet but quickly folded to a Hui raise.

Daniel Mayoh13,100,0001,500,000
Phillip Hui7,700,000-1,500,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:27 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Hui Nearing Even

Limit Hold'em

Daniel Mayoh limped on the button and Phillip Hui checked his option.

Both players checked on the     flop and   turn, but Hui led out for a bet on the   river.

Mayoh looked him up and Hui turned over    for a full house. Mayoh couldn't beat it and mucked — conceding the pot to Hui.

Daniel Mayoh11,600,000-3,200,000
Phillip Hui9,200,0003,200,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:17 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Beginning of a Hui Comeback?
Daniel Mayoh14,800,000-2,000,000
Phillip Hui6,000,0002,000,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:15 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Hui Doubles Through Mayoh

Phillip Hui

Seven Card Stud

Phillip Hui:    /      /  all-in on fourth street
Daniel Mayoh:    /      /  

Phillip Hui got his last chips in on fourth street holding a pair of sevens to the buried tens of Daniel Mayoh.

Hui improved to trips on sixth street, and filled up with the   seventh street, with Mayoh drawing the inconsequential   and Hui doubled up.

Daniel Mayoh16,800,000-1,800,000
Phillip Hui4,000,0001,800,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:15 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:12 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Hui on the Brink

Seven Card Stud

Phillip Hui:   /    / 
Daniel Mayoh:    /    

Phillip Hui completed and Daniel Mayoh called.

Mayoh proceeded to call bets from Hui on every street until seventh, whereupon both players checked down.

Hui announced, "Ace-high," and Mayoh turned over     for a pair of fives to drag the pot.

Daniel Mayoh18,600,0002,500,000
Phillip Hui2,200,000-2,500,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:07 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Mayoh Forces Out Hui in Razz

Razz

Phillip Hui:    /      /  folded on seventh street
Daniel Mayoh:    /      /  

Phillip Hui brought in and called a complete from Daniel Mayoh.

Mayoh bet every single street, with Hui calling down from fourth to sixth, but ultimately folded on seventh street.

Daniel Mayoh16,100,0002,500,000
Phillip Hui4,700,000-2,500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:05 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Mayoh Pulling Away

Razz

Phillip Hui:    /    
Daniel Mayoh:    /    

Hui called bets from Mayoh on fourth through sixth street and then both players checked on seventh.

Hui turned over     for a jack, while Mayoh announced a nine as he turned over his     to take down the pot.

Daniel Mayoh13,600,0002,800,000
Phillip Hui7,200,000-2,800,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:00 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Mayoh into Chip Lead

Daniel Mayoh

Omaha Hi-Lo

Daniel Mayoh raised and Phillip Hui called.

Hui bet all three streets on       and Mayoh called him down. Hui tabled      for ace-high, with Mayoh winning with      for a king-high straight, much to the delight of an Australian rail that features Billy "The Croc" Argyros and former WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell

Daniel Mayoh10,800,0002,500,000
Phillip Hui10,000,000-2,500,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:58 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Updated Stacks
Phillip Hui12,500,000-2,200,000
Daniel Mayoh8,300,0002,200,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:55 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 7 hours ago)
Hui Raises the Turn

Omaha Hi-Lo

Daniel Mayoh limped on the button and Phillip Hui checked his option.

Hui check-called a bet from Mayoh on the     flop, but then check-raised a bet from Mayoh on the   turn.

Mayoh went deep into the tank, but eventually decided to let his hand go and Hui added to his ever-growing stack.

Phillip Hui14,700,000700,000
Daniel Mayoh6,100,000-700,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:47 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 8 hours ago)
Mayoh Pays Off Hui

Limit Hold'em

Phillip Hui raised and Daniel Mayoh called.

Mayoh check-called bets on every street as the board ran out      . Hui turned over    and took down the pot.

Phillip Hui14,000,000900,000
Daniel Mayoh6,800,000-900,000
Gorilla Gaming