WSOP 2014: Daniel Colman Wins $15.3 Million Then Heads Pronto For The ExitJuly 2, 2014 3:35 pm
What a few months it has been for US poker pro Daniel Colman. In April the 23-year-old player had just $350,000 in live tournament earnings to his name, but a roughly eight-week stretch has seen him add a further $17,636,843 to his tally, propelling him to number six on poker’s ‘All Time Money List.’
Amongst Colman’s recent tournament successes was victory at the €100k EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller for $2,127,398; a 3rd place finish at the WSOP $10k NL Heads-Up (Event #40) for $111,942; and now winning a WSOP bracelet at the $1m NL The Big One for One Drop (Event #57) for a staggering $15,306,668 payday.
Following his incredible triumph at the WSOP Big One for One Drop, Daniel Colman commented, well, not very much, as five minutes after completing the greatest achievement of his poker career, the young pro was out the doors whilst apparently expressing “no interest in promoting poker.”
After winning such a monumental event, Colman, like his predecessor Antonio Esfandiari, could have secured a number of sponsorships deals for himself , but while he chose instead to vanish into the night it was then left up to runner-up Daniel Negreanu to speak to reporters and industry officials.
The Canadian superstar’s 2nd place finish was worth $8,288,001, skyrocketing his live tournament earnings to $29,796,380, and taking him to top spot on poker’s ‘All Time Money List,’ around $3.5 million ahead of Antonio Esfandiari in second place. Heaping praise on Daniel Colman after the event was completed, Negreanu, commented:
“Really he’s a class act, a good kid and I really like the way he plays. He plays a lot different than a lot of the other young kids, because he’s a lot more careful.”
When asked about Coleman’s swift exit having taking down The Big One for One Drop, Negreanu had these words to say:
“He plays poker. That’s his job and he’s here to work, and if [press interviews] are not something he wants to do, I respect it completely. To each his own. If it’s not something he wants to do then I think we should all give him a break.”
Finally, with a massive $1 million buy-in at stake even the top pros reached out for backers before entering Guy Laiberte’s charity tournament. Although there is no way to confirm it, rumours abound Colman may have had just a 10% cut of his own action, meaning his returns from the event would be close to $1.53 million.
WSOP 2014 Event #57: One Drop Final Table Results
1 Daniel Colman – $15,406,668
2 Daniel Negreanu – $8,228,001
3 Christoph Vogelsang – $4,480,001
4 Rick Salomon – $2,800,000
5 Tobias Reinkemeier – $2,053,334
6 Scott Seiver – $1,680,000
7 Paul Newey – $1,418,667
8 Cary Katz – $1,306,667