Championship: Phil Hui Climbing Early

$1,100 Championship
Level 2: 75/150
Players: 95 (Late registration until 7:30 p.m.)

Phil Hui
Phil Hui

Phil Hui is making himself at home in South Florida over the last few weeks. Hui, who hails from San Antonio, Tex., left his mark on the Lucky Hearts Poker Open earlier this month recording three cashes including a victory $24,159 score in a $570 event.

Although it’s early here in Coconut Creek, he’s parlayed his solid play into an early stack. After beginning with 20,000 chips less than two levels ago, Hui has nearly doubled up and sits at just under 40,000.