You follow players on Twitter, through live reporting, at live events, and online, but how did they get their start? What were they doing before they discovered poker? We're here to answer those questions and more for you.
In the first of this two-part series, 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event fifth-place finisher Phil Collins talks about his childhood, carefree college days, and how he got his start playing poker.
Tune back in next Monday for part two, and remember to follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news and videos.