Colman Outlasts Daniel Negreanu To Take Down $15,306,668 First Place PrizePublished on July 1st, 2014 2:28 am EST
Daniel "mrgr33n13" Colman outlasted 41 other participants to take down the $1,000,000 BIG ONE For ONE DROP event earlier today for $15,306,668.
Colman, a heads-up SNG specialist, had to battle none other than Daniel Negreanu heads up to take down the tournament. The chip lead swung back and forth over the 46 hand heads-up battle before Colman finally took the event down.
In the final hand of the tournament, Negreanu pushed all-in pre-flop holding Ad-4c and Colman called holding Kd-Qh.
The flop, which came Js-Ah-4s, was great for Negreanu as he now had two pair, Aces and Fours.
The turn, however, brought the 10s, giving Colman the Broadway straight and the lead in the hand.
The river brought the harmless 7s, sealing the victory for Colman and giving Negreanu the second place prize of $8,288,001.
It has been a ridiculous couple of months for Colman, as he also took down the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller event in April for over $2 million.
Colman's win today vaults him hundreds of spots up the all-time money tournament money list. As of this moment, Colman currently sits in 6th spot ahead of Phil Hellmuth.
Speaking of the all-time money list, Negreanu's second place finish means that he is now 1st on the all-time money list with about $29.8 million in total lifetime tournament earnings, roughly $3 million more than Antonio Esfandiari.
It should be noted, however, that Negreanu almost certainly took home more money than Colman did in the BIG ONE For ONE DROP, as Negreanu had at least 50% of his own action, and probably much more.
Here is how the final table of the BIG ONE For ONE DROP ended up finishing out:
Daniel Colman, $15,306,668
Daniel Negreanu, $8,288,001
Christoph Vogelsang, $4,480,001
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
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