The World Series of Poker Event #57, The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop, has come to an end after three days of play. The tournament is well known for being the biggest buy-in tournament in the world and only attracts the richest of the richest and the best of the best, which makes it no surprise that all the biggest names in tournament poker had registered for the tournament, despite many having told different media's that they sold some of their action.
Daniel Colman, also known online as "mrgr33n13", came out on top in the end, after having played heads up against Daniel Negreanu. In total 42 players paid the $1,000,000 entry fee for the tournament, creating a massive prize pool of $37,333,338 that the players battled it out for.
The final day three started with nine players, which created an unofficial final table for the players. The first player to go out was "HongKong" Tom Hall, who burst the bubble and created the official eight-handed final table. The final table consisted of two Germans, Christoph Vogelsang and Tobias Reinkemeier, while Canada was represented by Daniel Negreanu and the UK by Paul Newey. The US had Cary Katz, Scott Seiver, Rick Salomon and Daniel Colman at the final table.
In the end it was clear that Colman and Negreanu were going to be the ones battling it out for the title, but while most probably expected Negreanu to have the edge, it was actually Colman who accumulated chips and increased his stack. Eventually the final hand of the tournament arrived, after the players having played 118 hands of final table poker.
Negreanu limped the blind from the Button, Colman raised him to four million and Negreanu pushed all-in on top. Colman made a snap-call and the rail had to stand up to follow the action.
The flop was quite good for Negreanu as it showed , but as things goes in poker the four outer that Colman had arrived at the turn with landing. Negreanu now needed to hit an Ace or a Four on the river, but as the dealer turned around he realized that this was not his time to win the tournament.
Negreanu finished in second place in what is his biggest cash of his career, winning a massive $8,288,001. Not only is it his biggest cash, he is now also the biggest all-time live tournament money earner, taking the spot away from Antonio Esfandiari and having a solid lead with more than $3 million down to him.
Colman on the other hand could also celebrate the biggest cash of his career, shipping a massive $15,306,668. Colman became a big name in the live scene a few months back when he won EPT Grand Final Super High Roller over Daniel "Jungleman" Cates and took down $2.1 million. With his massive success both online and live, it will probably only be a matter of time before the kid is the next superstar of poker.
Final Table Payouts:
- Daniel Colman - $15,306,668
- Daniel Negreanu - $8,288,001
- Cristoph Vogelsang - $4,480,001
- Rick Salomon - $2,800,000
- Tobias Reinkemeier - $2,053,334
- Scott Seiver - $1,680,000
- Paul Newey - $1,418,667
- Cary Katz - $1,306,607