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Final-Table Takedown: Phil Collins

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: May 30, 2012


Phil CollinsPhil Collins is from Aiken, SC and attended the University of South Carolina where he discovered poker and met his future wife, Katie. He graduated with a degree in business administration 2007 and was accepted to the USC Law School. He turned that opportunity down to play poker professionally.

In 2008 he finished fourth in the Card Player OPOY race. Collins moved to Vegas in the summer of 2009 and married Katie in October 2010. He finished fifth in the 2011 WSOP main event and has more than $4,000,000 in career cashes.

Hand No.1

Key Concepts: Hand reading; patience.

Craig Tapscott: Set this hand up for us. What was your image at the table so far?

Phil Collins: I was the chip leader and had just caught the player on my left, Terry Presley, bluffing for a big pot a few orbits prior. I had a very aggressive image as I had been abusing the TV bubble a lot, and had been on a large stack for a while.

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