Phil Collins is one of two members of last year's November Nine that are still alive (Sam Holden is the other), and he has just won a nice pot to start the day as he looks for back-to-back main event cashes.
Action started with Daniel Dizenzo raising to 10,000 from the hijack, and it folded to Collins in the big blind. He tossed out a three bet of 30,000, and Dizenzo made the call. The flop ran down , and Collins continuation bet to 20,000. Dizenzo made the call, and the turn brought the .
Collins tanked for about 90 seconds before deciding what to do, and at one point, Dizenzo confirmed with the dealer that Collins hadn't checked at one point. The dealer said it was still on Collins, and eventually, he slid out a stack of orange T5,000 chips for a bet of 100,000. This represented more then half of his stack, and most of Dizenzo's. He tanked for a good while as well, eventually folding his hand after about three minutes of thinking.
Collins is up to 280,000 after that hand, which is right around the average stack as we approach 700 players.