Defending Champion Daniel Colman Still Alive Heading Into Final Table

Published on August 18th, 2015 1:39 am EST

Daniel Colman photo next to Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 2015 logoThe final table of the $5 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship, which will get underway at 2 pm ET on Tuesday afternoon, will see defending champion Daniel Colman attempt to claim the title for the second straight year.

Here are the current chip counts heading into Tuesday's final table:

Seat 1. Randy Pfeifer - 8,030,000 (134 bb)

Seat 2. Larry Moccia - 2,730,000 (46 bb)

Seat 3. Joseph Couden - 950,000 (16 bb)

Seat 4. Rick Alvarado - 1,090,000 (18 bb)

Seat 5. Paul Volpe - 1,160,000 (19 bb)

Seat 6. Dan Colman - 3,655,000 (61 bb)

Seat 7. Omar Zazay - 3,840,000 (64 bb)

Seat 8. Vlad Mezheritsky - 2,700,000 (45 bb)

Seat 9. Brian Phillis - 3,070,000 (51 bb)

And the prize payouts:

1st: $1,000,000
2nd: $575,000
3rd: $310,000
4th: $220,000
5th: $180,000
6th: $150,000
7th: $125,000
8th: $100,000
9th: $75,000

The SHRPO championship ended up badly missing its guarantee, much to the delight of the participating players in the event.


Daniel Colman has had one of the most remarkable runs in the history of poker over the past 14-15 months.

Colman famously defeated Daniel Negreanu during heads-up play to take down the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop event in the summer of 2014 for over $15.3 million. Instead of rejoicing after his victory, Colman made even more headlines with the way that he seemingly wanted to disappear after winning.

Over the next couple of months, Colman would continue his remarkable run by taking down the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship for $1,446,710 and a WPT Alpha8 event in London for $957,396. In addition, Colman also turned in a second place finish in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller ($1,118,479) and a 7th place finish in the APPT 2014 Asia Championship of Poker ($373,932).

Colman has shown no signs of slowing down in 2015, as he finished in third place in the $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP event at the World Series of Poker for $1,544,121.

Now, just a few short months later, Colman is looking to do it again by going back-to-back in the SHPRO championship.


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