by Joseph Smith Sr.
One more Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event finished early Thursday morning. This one had a $3,000 buy-in and gathered 457 entrants to do battle for some cash and most especially a piece of WSOP gold. A $1,247,610 prize pool awaited the top 54 finishers with the winner schedule to receive $286,976 in cash and a year's worth of bragging rights.
Among the notables was a familiar poker pro and the 2004 Main Event runner-up, David Williams, cashing out in 6th place. Additional poker pros making the cash out line was Brandon Shack-Harris, James van Alstyne, Chino Rheem and Justin Bonomo.
Event #59 finally came to a conclusion a few minutes after 2 AM when Zack Milchman had all his remaining chips in the pot and couldn't beat Phillip Hui's pair of Tens. Milchman of Delray Beach, Florida collected $177,609 for second place.
Phillip Hui received $286,076 in cash is now the owner of a 2014 WSOP champions gold bracelet which he will proudly show to all his family and friends back home in San Antonio, Texas.
The following lists the nine final table players' order of finish and the prize money awarded to each.
Phillip Hui --------- $286,076
Zack Milchman --- $177,609
Michael Bees ------ $118,036
Ismael Bojang ----- $87,594
John D'Agostino ---$65,736
David Williams --- $49,817
Matt Glantz -------- $38,089
Jordan Morgan -----$29,356
Congratulations to Phillip Hui for winning his first WSOP gold bracelet plus the winner's share of $286,076 in cash in the 2014 WSOP Event #59 $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better.Submitted by ppnadmin on July 3, 2014 - 4:46am