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Daniel Colman Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for $1.4 Million

By Daniel Allermand

Most players has tried to be on a heater, where it seems that every time you need a card to improve, it actually shows up on the flop and you continue winning for a short period of time. It might be fair to say that Daniel Colman is currently on a $21 million heater, after he took down the $10 million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for $1.4 million in first prize.


Reaching the final table of the tournament marked his sixth this year, which includes the Big One for One Drop, where all the biggest pro’s and business men from around the world pays $1 million to play a tournament for charity. While Colman didn’t make himself more popular after winning that tournament, there is no longer any doubt about his god-given poker talent.


In the Seminole tournament, Colman finished first out of 1,499 players and took $1,446,710 with him home. The tournament had a massive $2.5 million overlay this year, which added even more value to his victory. Colman is now third in the all-time money list for tournaments, having won $21 million, with Antonio Esfandiari in second place with $26 million and Daniel Negreanu in first with $29 million.


Colman was dominating the final table of the tournament, but came to the heads-up duel with a very small chip advantage over Mike Leah. The two battled back and forward for a while, before the final hand of the day came, where the two comes all-in preflop.


Leah showed

Colman showed


The dealer deals out a board consisting of  and with the king for Colman, he took down the tournament and was once again celebrated for winning a tournament in a game that he doesn’t like promoting. It seems he took it a little better this time, but it is certain that Colman will never be the best PR guy for poker.


Final table payouts:


  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

  7. Blake Bohn – $249,438

  8. Brian Hawkins – $199,550

  9. Roman Valerstein – $149,663

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.