Phil Collins


Phil Collins is an American poker player who  is a member of the 2011 WSOP November 9. Phil Collins  has the fourth largest chip stack, and is consider a serious contender for the bracelet.

It was rumored for some time that Phil Collins, also known as “USCphildo” online, was the son from the drummer in Genesis but he was not. Part of the rumor might have spread because he has the same name as the Genesis drummer. Funnily enough, they also share the same middle name. Collins went into details about why he was named after him and it was because his mom just really liked the famous Drummer and as it turns out, his mom also did not expect her son to be make the final table of the WSOP main event.

Phil “USCphildo” Collins is 27 year old from Aiken, South Carolina. Currently he is living in Las Vegas, Nevada and enters the WSOP 2011 final table in fourth position. He has 23,875,000 in chips with a very playable stack.

He has worked very hard on his poker game to achieve the success he’s had, and he also stated that he loves almost all sports. When he’s not playing poker he might be watching basketball or either college football.

When he first started playing poker he had some very good scores. He won the Full Tilt $1K Monday online tournament and back in 2008 he also won a PokerStars $100 re-buy tournament. Another one of his cashes included another Full Tilt guaranteed tournament for $75k.

In the past few years he has worked hard with trying to expand into the live poker tournament arena and has 16 live cashes to his name including most recently the WSOP ME. A lot of things continue to look up for him in the poker world as he continues to thrive and improve his own game.

Being an online grinder, he is known within the 2+2 poker crowd forum online and a lot of the young poker guns admire him. Some of his close friends online include Jason Mercier and Brent Hanks. A lot of people just like to watch him play online and amazed at how good he is with the game. He continues to remain popular online because of how often he plays and interacts with his fans.

A lot of his fans will no doubt be rooting for him on the rail come November 9. He is in fourth place and definitely has a lot of talent and his fans claim that he has a fair shot taking down the championship. Collins feels like he’s in a perfect position to make his poker dreams come true and that he created the dream himself that he is living. All of his friends being there help encourage him to play well as he represents the online generation of poker players.

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