Dan "no smiles" Colman Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open For $1.4m

Dan "no smiles" Colman Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open For $1.4mCarrying on the biggest winning streak in the whole of live tournament poker history, Dan Colman has just triumphed at the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship Event for $1,446,710, completing three major titles and $21,058,153 in earnings since April 2014.
The $5,300 buy-in main event took place in Hollywood, Florida, and despite attracting a field of 1,499 players, the Seminole Hard Rock had to fork out an extra $2.5 million to make up for the shortfall in the $10 million guaranteed prize pool.
By the time the final table of six had been reached, Mike Leah was the table leader on a 15.45m stack, followed by Dan Colman (10.23m), Joe Kuether (7.09m), Martin Hanowski (5.21m), Shawn Cunix (4.87m), and John Dolan (2.04m).
After doubling up, John Dolan (J-J) then eliminated Martin Hanowski (K-Q) in 6th for $324,269. Next, Joe Kuether (J-9) exited in 5th ($424,044), after shoving on a J-5-3 flop only to be called by Dan Colman with pocket aces. Colman (6-5) followed up by getting John Dolan (J-8) to commit his remaining stack on a 9-8-4-2-3 board, after which he, too,  headed to the rail in 4th for a $548,763 payday.
Continuing his demolition of the final table, Colman eliminated Shawn Cunix in 3rd ($748,313) to set up the final battle against Mike Leah for the title.
As heads-up commenced, Colman held a 25.45 million to 19.55 million chip lead over his last opponent, and soon managed to increase his advantage to 3.5-to-1 by the time the defining hand was played with both players all in preflop with Colman’s A-K up against the Q-J  of Leah. The dealer subsequently put out a 4-3-2-10-K board to consign the Canadian pro to a runner-up finish worth $1,047,638, while Dan Colman was crowned the champion.
True to form, Daniel Colman maintained his poker face even after winning and truly seems to be earning the nickname “no smiles“.
Final Table Results:
1. Daniel Colman – $1,446,710
2. Mike Leah – $1,047,638
3. Shawn Cunix – $748,313
4. John Dolan – $548,763
5. Joe Kuether – $424,044
6. Martin Hanowski – $324,269

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