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Phil Hui wins 2019 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship



The Main Event is the highlight spectacle of the World Series of Poker, as well it should be. But for many poker pros, it is the $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC) that is the most prestigious tournament of the Series. The eight-game mixed event against a few dozen of the best players in the world is considered one of the most difficult tests of poker skill each year and for the next annum, Phil Hui can strut through the poker room as the best player in the world.
Phil Hui
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The Poker Players Championship was born in 2006, at the peak of the poker boom, starting as the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. At the time, it was the most expensive event at the World Series of Poker. Nobody really knew what to expect ? it was a spectacle, each table packed with the poker elite (and a few rich people), sweating huge bucks across five games. The one weakness of the tournament was that the final table was all No-Limit Hold?em, in order to make the broadcast more palatable to television viewers. It was a black mark on the event, as it got away from the multi-game rotation that contributed to making it such a test of skill. I was fortunate enough to be there for the first iteration of the PPC, though I couldn?t stay for the whole thing. I had a flight to catch the next morning so I could spend the weekend with my wife. I figured it would be no problem, but the heads-up match between Chip Reese and Andy Bloch went forever; I eventually had to duck out in the wee hours ...
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