Dan Colman Wins Manila Super High Roller Event for $473,408

The 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila is currently taking place at the Solaire Resort & Casino in the Philippines’ capital city. Over the weekend, the HK$ 250k 6-Max Event ($32,200) subsequently saw 43 players enter the tournament to create a prize pool worth HK$10,113,600, and two days later it was Dan Colman who managed to overcome the field, including Erik Seidel heads-up, to claim the title.
Following his latest victory, Colman now boosts his career earnings to $27,625,425, in the process overtaking Antonio Esfandiari to rank third on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’, behind current leader Daniel Negreanu and then Eric Seidel.
With just seven paid money places available, Richard Yong, founder of the Triton Super High Roller Series, became the unfortunate bubble-boy in 8th, after which the remaining competitors were all guaranteed almost double their initial buy-ins.
Erik Seidel (A-K) then proceeded to eliminate Mikita Badziakouski (A-10) in 7th, while Colman (K-7) took care of Sergio Aido (7-6) in 4th, before being dealt A-6 and doing likewise to Rainer Kempe (Q-Q) in 3rd to usher in heads-up play against Colman for the title.
At this stage, Colman had a 2-1 chip advantage over Seidel, and just half an hour later the deciding hand was played with Colman’s A-J preflop shove called by Seidel holding A-6. The dealer then laid out a Q-J-J-A-2 board to consign Eric Seidel to a runner-up finish, while Daniel Colman was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results (US):
1: Daniel Colman (USA) $473,408
2: Erik Seidel (USA) $302,380
3: Rainer Kempe (Ger) $190,580
4: Sergio Aido (Spn) $131,430
5: Timofey Kuznetsov (Rus) $92,040
6: Mustapha Kanit (It) $72,280
7: Mikita Badziakouski (Bel) $52,650
Meanwhile, the Triton Super High Roller Series is due to reach its climax today with the launch of its HK$ 1 million (US$128,800) Main Event, which starts at 1 p.m. local time. Players are able to continue re-buying throughout the whole of Day 1, with the event’s registration then closing at the beginning of Day 2.

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