We can all still remember the day Daniel Colman won the Big One for One Drop tournament and all the controversy that followed as he refused to give the obligatory winner’s interview and stated something along the lines that poker was making many people miserable. But this did not stop the young gun from plowing on and adding a few more awesome results to his score book, including the recently concluded Super High Roller Event at the EPT Barcelona.
Enjoying the Overlay
His latest achievement was a victory in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event and the first place prize added another $1,446,710 to his tournament winnings. The tourney itself featured a huge overlay, as 1,499 players who ponied up $5,300 for their seats failed to meet the guarantee of $10 million – by a lot ($2.5 million to be exact).
With three starting days, it took almost an entire week for this tournament to come full circle and for the final table to be played. But yesterday (September 3rd) the big moment finally arrived. Prior to that, the tournament bubble burst with 300 players remaining, sending Joe Weissman home in the unlucky 301st position.
Final table play was six-handed, and although Colman was the most accomplished player of the bunch, he still had to battle experienced players like Mike Leah, John Dolan, Shawn Cunix, Joseph Kuether and Martin Hanowski on his way to victory.
Hanowski was the first one to fall, and his sixth place finish brought him $324,000. He was soon followed by Las Vegas resident Kuether, who earned $424,000 for his efforts. Dolan departed in fourth after making a strange call with only second pair against Colman, padding his pockets with just shy of $549,000 and triggering the three-handed phase.
Seven Figures Heads Up
Shawn Cunix of Delaware fell in third, walking away with $748,000 and leaving the last two to play for seven-digit sums. Colman took quick advantage in the match and never gave it back. He struck the finishing blow to Leah when Colman’s #ah#kd held up against the #qc#jc of Leah.
Leah’s runner-up finish was good for $1,047,000, while Colman became nearly $1.5 million richer and added a fourth $1 million+ cash to his already amazing year. Dan Colman may have issues with poker on a philosophical level, but that certainly does not stop him one little bit at the tables.