Daniel Colman wins One Drop
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Heads-up Sit & Go specialist Daniel Colman has become the latest WSOP One Drop champion after defeating Daniel Negreanu in a final showdown.
Despite being a relative newcomer to the live scene - his first major score was back in April when he won the EPT Super High Roller for $2.1 million - Colman put in a commanding performance in the final session to scoop the $15,306,668 top prize.
The action started with nine players still in contention, but on the very first hand of play the bubble burst after Tom Hall's pocket tens lost out to Daniel Negreanu's As Qd.
With everyone now in the money - including Paul Newey who only had six big blinds - the eliminations began in earnest as players made their move for the title. First to fall and pick up $1,306,607 for his efforts was Cary Katz after his pocket eights stayed dominated by Negreanu's pocket jacks.
At this point Negreanu was flying and as the likes of Newey, Scott Seiver, Tobias Reinkemeier and Rick Salomon all fell, the Canadian seemed to get stronger.
However, as play moved three-handed it was Colman who began to make his move and as Germany's Christoph Vogelsang hit the rail it was the American who started heads-up play in charge.
With just over 10 million more chips than Negreanu, Colman was able to use his online experience to gradually whittle away at his opponent's stack. At one point Negreanu did manage to take control of the match but after retaining the lead Colman cruised to victory and eventually sealed the deal with an all-in coup.
After limp shoving with Ad 4c Negreanu found himself just ahead going to the flop after Colman called with Kd Qh. However, as the board ran out Js Ah 4s Ts 7s the dream was over for Kid Poker as Daniel Colman became the latest youngster to bank a WSOP title and more than $15 million in prize money.
$1 Million WSOP One Drop Final Result
1. Daniel Colman - $15,306,668
2. Daniel Negreanu - $8,288,001
3. Christoph Vogelsang - $4,480,001
4. Rick Salomon - $2,800,000
5. Tobias Reinkemeier - $2,053,334
6. Scott Seiver - $1,680,000
7. Paul Newey - $1,418,667
8. Cary Katz - $1,306,607