Phil Collins continues to work on a return trip to the WSOP Main Event final table following his sixth-place finish from a year ago.
Just now Collins was involved in a hand versus a single opponent in which they'd built a pot of about 11,000 when the flop came . Collins' opponent checked, and acting with the same deliberation we grew accustomed to watching in the past, Collins paused for about a half-minute before betting 6,500. His opponent quickly called.
The turn brought the and another check from Collins' opponent. Collins again took his time before tossing out a big bet of 35,000 — just a touch under the size of his opponent's remaining stack. His opponent pushed the rest of his chips in, and Collins called the remainder.
Collins showed while his opponent had for jacks and a flush draw. The river brought the , and another player hits the rail.
After the hand, Collins jokingly tried to tip the dealer, but he refused explaining how he couldn't take any tips.
The table laughed, and Collins continued to grin as he collected the chips, adding to a stack that has now tipped up over the average.