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Phil Collins – Final Tablist at 2011 WSOP Main Event

2011 WSOP main event final tablist Phil Collins was the last man standing in a total of 195 players posted the $1,650 buy-in. He secured the $71,556 first-place prize by defeating Matt Marafioti heads-up to secure his first live tournament victory. The 27-year-old finished 5th for a $2,269,599 payday and famously made last year is WSOP Main Event Final Table.

Phil Collins said that playing eight days in the (WSOP) Main Event is an experience almost no one gets to have. He really enjoyed my experience with HPT and he added that the structure is phenomenal.

At the Palms Casino Resort, a whole slew of top players entered the $1,650 buy-in HPT Nevada. Randy Dorfman in 20th ($2,154), Christina Lindley in 12th ($5,315), and bubbling the final table Dutch Boyd in 7th ($10,904) were amongst those cashing in at the event.

Nevertheless, the final table of six was packed with some of the brightest, youngest talents in the game including Steve “gboro780? Gross, Matt “ADZ124? Marafioti, Phil Collins, Dan O’Brien, Leo Wolpert and Terry Presley.

Phil Collins went heads-up against Canadian pro. Marafioti has earned 1,934,851 in live tournament winnings, as well as a further $1,372,062 playing online under the screen name “ADZ124.” Marafioti was eventually defeated when his A-Q fell to Collin’s A-9, who managed to pair his 9 on the board following a fierce heads-up battle. Marafioti finished second and claimed $41,570. Phil Collins now has $2,491,855 in live tournament cashes, to go with his $3,011,356 won online as “USCphildo" and he was crowned the 2012 Heartland Poker Tour Champion.

The final table payouts for the tournament are - 1st: Phil Collins - $71,550; 2nd: Matt Marafioti - $25,897; 3rd: Steve Gross - $25,897; 4th: Leo Wolpert - $22,489; 5th: Dan O’Brien - $17,173; 6th: Terry Presley - $14,666.