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   Friday, June 14 2024 
HPT Nevada: Phil Collins won its edition 2012

Finalist of the Main Event of the World Series of Poker 2011, Phil Collins has just completed a great feat by winning the title and first prize of $ 71,556 of the Nevada Heartland Poker Tour 2012 (HPT). This poker player of 27 years was effectively the best during the main event of $ 1,650 buy-in that attracted a field of 195 participants. During five days of competition that took place in Palms Casino Resort, Phil Collins faced however well known players such as Randy Dorfman who finished 20 th, Christina Lindley who ended in the 12 th position and Dutch Boyd, the bubble boy of the final table.

Despite the elimination of these players, the final table of six still gathered talented players. Indeed, Collins was in front of players like Terry Presley who surrendered at the 6th place, Dabn O'Brien who finished fifth, Leo Wolpert (4th) and Steve Gross (3rd). The final duel oppose him to Matt Marafioti who, on the international circuit, already has $ 1,934,851 earnings in live tournament and more than $ 1,372,062 in online poker tournaments where he plays under the pseudonym "ADZ124". This final battle was very tough because after having attended a high-level competition in Las Vegas during which he finished 5th, Collins also has a great experience in this field to claim the trophy, which was finally the case. With this victory, therefore, Collins now has $ 2,491,855 winnings in live tournament and $ 3,011,356 winnings in online tournament.

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