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Daniel Colman Beats Daniel Negreanu Heads-Up to Win the Big One for One Drop and $15.3M

Posted at 18:00 2014-07-02 by PokerNetwork Staff

Daniel Colman won the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop, Daniel Negreanu finished second. Again.

Who is this Colman guy?

Daniel Colman is known mainly as an online Sit and Go wizard playing under the alias of mrgr33n13, however he has been playing some live events since 2011. His biggest live poker accomplishment so far is beating Daniel "jungleman" Cates heads-up for $2.1 million at the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller this April.

What happened?

As we reported yesterday, 42 players took a chance on the Big One for One Drop, but 11 of them busted on Day 1. For the final day only 9 returned to duke it out on the unofficial final table.

Daniel Negreanu send home Tom Hall on the very first hand of Day 3, bursting the bubble at the same time, which guaranteed all the players at least a $1,3 million payday.

The play went on in a very good pace, and the Canadian PokerStars Pro seemed to be unstoppable, having the chip lead almost the entire final day.

When he got into heads-up against Daniel Colman, the players were about even. After a few ups and downs, the following key hand occurred, and turned things into Colman's favor.

What was the key hand in heads-up?

Daniel Colman raised to 2.5 million on the button, Negreanu called, and the flop was {4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Negreanu check-called a bet of 2.5 million, the turn was the {a-Spades}, and Negreanu checked again. Colman fired out another seven million, Negreanu called, and the {4-Hearts} completed the board.

Negreanu checked a third and final time, Colman bombed out 18 million, and Kid Poker went into the tank. He made his contingent giggle a few times, stretching and swirling in his chair, and then reached for chips. He was shaking his head, talking to a non-responsive Colman, then called.

Colman showed {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a full house, and his fans exploded into a chorus of cheers as he was pushed the 60 million-chip pot.

After that Daniel Never recovered and soon fell in second yet again.

What was the final hand?

Negreanu limped the button and Colman made it four million to go. Negreanu shipped all-in over the top for 20.85 million and Colman instantly called.

Negreanu: {A-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}
Colman: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

The flop came down in dramatic fashion with {J-Spades}{A-Hearts}{4-Spades} hitting the felt and giving Negreanu two pair of aces and fours. Colman was not dead though, as he also hit the flop for an inside straight draw to Broadway. The dealer rapped the table and produced the turn card.

The {10-Spades}.

The ESPN stage erupted with cheers as Colman suddenly took the lead with a straight. Suddenly, it was Negreanu who was looking for help with just one card to come. Negreanu needed an ace or a four on the river to make a full house and stay alive. Unfortunately for "KidPoker", the {7-Spades} peeled off on the river and he was eliminated as the runner-up for $8,288,001 in prize money.

Who won what?

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Daniel ColmanUS15,306,668
2Daniel NegreanuCA8,288,001
3Christoph VogelsangDE4,480,001
4Rick SalomonUS2,800,000
5Tobias ReinkemeierDE2,053,334
6Scott SeiverUS1,680,000
7Paul NeweyGB1,418,667
8Cary KatzUS1,306,607

You can go through all the hands of the tournament on our live reporting page.

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