Event 1 (Day 1B): Know Your Locals – Phil Hernz

$350 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 11: 1,000/2,000/200 Ante

Phil Hernz (Plantation, FL)
Phil Hernz (Plantation, FL)

Phil Hernz is a 23-year-old professional who lives in nearby Plantation, Florida. A former poker dealer from the Gulf Coast, Hernz is just embarking on his new career as a full-time player, and things are off to a flying start. Last month, he traveled to Baltimore for the WSOP Circuit event. Over the course of the 12-day series, Hernz made three final tables, winning one gold ring and locking up the Casino Champion honors in the process. Just last week, he took a road trip to Seminole Immokalee for the WPT Deepstacks event, finishing as runner-up in the Main Event and earning his largest score to date. In total, Hernz now has nearly $80,000 in live tournament winnings.

The young pro is here in Coconut Creek this week too, and he’s looking to make an early dent in Event #1. Hernz is sitting with about an average chip stack as Level 11 winds down.

Phil Hernz – 65,000 (33 bb)