He is a specialist in online poker and has won more than three million dollars in prizes. He has worked in improving his poker when he plays live poker. Everyone knows him as «USCphildo.» On November 5, he`ll fulfill the dream of almost all players in the world of poker: to play the final table of the Main Event WSOP. With nearly a million dollars in prizes garantized, he will start fromfourth place in chips account and is undoubtedly one of the great «candidates» to win the bracelet.
Here, we are presenting you an hablandodepoker exclusive interview with Phil Collins, another November Nine.
What means to you to be a November Nine?
Being in the November Nine is a great accomplishment for anyone, but as a professional player, this is the highlight of my career and the culmination of a lot of hard work. There is still a lot of poker to be played though.
48 hours later that moment, Are you conscious about what you`ve achieved?
Everything has been happening so fast that it was hard to take it all in. The past few days I’ve been able to relax more and take in the whole experience. I love that the final table is in November as well, because this moment will last four months.
Could you sleep the night after the tournament?
I could barely sleep during the final few days of the Main Event and the night after my heart was still racing and I couldn’t sleep well at all. I’ve finally gotten some good sleep the last couple nights.
Which was the most important hand that let you reach to the final table at the Main Event WSOP 2011?
I played a really big pot with AK against KK all in before the flop on Day 5 that would have left me crippled, but I rivered a straight and shortly afterwards went on to take the chip lead.
Do you think you can get the bracelet y enter in the History?
I think I have a great shot at winning the bracelet and making history. I’ve been playing the best poker of my life, and if I play my best in November I think I can win.