Daniel "mrGR33N13" Colman Wins $2.12m In Monte Carlo

Daniel "mrGR33N13" Colman Wins $2.12m In Monte CarloDaniel Colman has won the €100k EPT Super High Roller Grand Final, after defeating a field of 50 players over three days on his way to lifting the trophy, and pocketing the huge €1,539,300 ($2,127,398) first-place prize. On the last day of action the 23 year-old US pro played for twelve hours before eventually beating Dan Cates heads-up to claim his first major title.
The €100k buy-in tournament drew some of the world’s best poker professionals to the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and after 50 unique entries and 12 reentries the prize pool swelled to €6,015,240. Interestingly, Daniel Colman was the only player to actually buy-in three times in the event meaning he forked out a massive €300,000 in order to keep his hopes alive during the tournament.
After the final table of eight had been reached all the remaining players were at least guaranteed a return on their investments. Dan Cates then proceeded to eliminate Olivier Busquet in 8th for €241,000, while Colman (J-J) followed up by doing likewise to  Schemion (9-9) in 7th for €307,000, and Paul Phua in 6th for €385,000.
Next, Igor Kurganov dispatched Rono Lo to the rail in 5th (€493,340), before Daniel Colman joined the fray once more with his pocket fives sending Richard Yong (K-J) tumbling out of the competition in 4th place for €637,600.
With Yong’s departure, Colman, Cates and Kurganov subsequently agreed a deal in which Colman locked up €1,298,300, Cates €1,168,300, and Kurganov €1,128,300, with an additional €241,000 and €115,400 going towards first and second places respectively.
Daniel Colman (Q-8) subsequently eliminated Igor Kurganov (A-2) in 3rd (€1,128,300) to force heads-up play against Dan Cates for the title. Twenty three hands later, Cates shoved his remaining 11bb stack holding Q-10 only to be called by Daniel Colman with K-6. The dealer subsequently rolled out a 3-9-6-3-A board to relegate Dan Cates to a runner-up finish, while Daniel Colman was crowned the 2014 Monte-Carlo EPT Grand Final Super High Roller champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Daniel Colman    €1,539,300
2 Dan Cates            €1,283,700
3 Igor Kurganov    €1,128,300
4 Richard Yong      €637,600
5 Rono Lo                €493,340
6 Paul Phua             €385,000
7 Ole Schemion      €307,000
8 Olivier Busquet   €241,000

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