Dan Colman bested the 1,499-player field of the 2014 SHRPO $ 10 million guaranteed Main Event
The 2014 edition of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open concluded with Dan Colman hitting the top prize. The 23-years old American poker player bested a field of 1,499 participants and cashed the $ 1, 446,710 first-place prize. In addition to the cash, Dan Colman was also awarded 1,920 Card Player Player Of the Year points. As a reminder, nine players reached the final table of this event, all in the hunt of the title: Mike Leah, John Dolan, Martin Hanowski, Roman Valerstein, Daniel Colman, Joe Kuether, Brian Hawkins, Blake Bohn and Shawn Cunix. Note that this is the sixth final table Colman played in this year, allowing him to add another seven-figure score into his bank account. Interestingly, his year-to-date earnings now total $20, 980,768; included in this eight-figure score is his prize from the $ 1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop poker tournament.
Of the 9 finalists, Valerstein Roman was the first to leave the luxurious poker room of Hollywoods Seminole Hard Rock. He took home $ 149,663 of prize though. As for Brian Hawkins, he fell to 8th place and collected $ 199,550. Blake Bohn (7th) followed him afterwards with $ 249,438 in hand, then Martin Hanowski (6th, $ 324,269), Joe Kuether (5th, $ 424,044) and John Dolan (4th, $ 548,763). Shawn Cunix headed to exit with $ 748,313 as the third-place prize, leaving Mike Leah and Daniel Colman competing for the highly coveted title. Thanks to his yearslong experience added by his 5-to-4 chip advantage over Mike Leah, Colman eventually prevailed in the heads-up. The runner-up, for his part, earned $ 1, 047,638 consolation prize along with 1,600 POY points.
Thursday, 04 September 2014
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