23 Year Old Poker Pro Wins Big One for One Drop

file4741238088930The 2014 World Series of Poker featured several events but one of the most anticipated was the Big One for One Drop. The event was open to 56 entrants and 42 players paid the $1 million buy-in to compete in the monster event. The field featured a few amateurs but mostly top pros and would see twenty three year old Daniel Colman earn the first place win.

Colman has been playing poker for a short time and amassed just over a quarter of a million dollars for his efforts in live game play. Thanks to the big win at the WSOP, the pro now has over $17 million on record. Colman was able to outlast the field of competitors to earn the massive payday and defeated Daniel Negreanu in heads up play to win the crown.

When the final day of play began, Colman was third in chips and was surrounded by top players including Tobias Reinkemeier and Scott Seiver. When heads up play began, Colman was in the lead, but only slightly. The heads up match up would last for 46 hands until Colman would claim the first place prize.

Once final play began, Colman had a 5 to 1 chip advantage. On this hand, Negreanu limped in and Colman pushed in 4 million. Negreanu then pushed all-in with a little under 21 million. Colman quick-called and showed K-Q off-suit. Negreanu showed A-4 and the flop of A-J-4 gave him the lead. However, a 10 on the turn gave Colman the straight and the 7 on the river secured the win for Colman.

Final Results:

Daniel Colman                   $15,306,668

Daniel Negreanu              $8,288,001

Christoph Vogelsang      $4,489,001

Rick Salomon                     $2,800,000

Tobias Reinkemeier        $2,053,334

Scott Seiver                        $1,680,000

Paul Newey                        $1,418,667

Cary Katz                             $1,306,607

The event was a great success and was able to bring in a great deal of money for the One Drop foundation which helps to bring clean drinking water to struggling nations.