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2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship Claimed by Dan Colman

Dan Colman Seminole Hard Rock 2014
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Dan Colman hit the headlines of the poker world in April by winning the European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller - he took home €1,539,300 for his first-place finish. And then moved right on to grab another massive victory by winning the World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop in July where he got the attention of the world. His yearly winnings grew when he took second in the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller. Colman never slowed down and moved right on to add another $1,446,710 to his incredible run on Wednesday at the $5,300 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

Colman had to battle through a final table that had some of poker's best in the mix with the same goal, including Joe Kuether, Shawn Cunix, John Dolan, and Mike Leah. Leah and Colman went to war heads-up but the 23-year-old Colman took out Leah and locked up his fourth seven-figure score in 2014.

One almost has to reread what Colman has won since April — more than $20,000,000 in cashes — to even let the amount sink in. He passed Phil Ivey and moved into third place in poker's all-time money list. Daniel Negreanu leads the money list with Antonio Esfandiari holding down second.

2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Results

1Dan Colman$1,446,710
2Mike Leah$1,047,638
3Shawn Cunix$748,313
4John Dolan$548,763
5Joe Kuether$424,044
6Martin Hanowski$324,269

The final table started on Wednesday with Leah in command of the chip lead and Colman right behind him. Colman didn't lose any time in taking charge of the table. Martin Hanowski was knocked out in sixth place by Dolan and Colman eliminated Kuether immediately after that. Kuether limped on the button and Colman raised to 525,000 from the small blind. Kuther made the call. Colman bet 500,000 and Kuether moved all-in when the flop hit with the {J-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Colman called and turned over the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}, Kuether's {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} was in trouble and never improved as the {5-Hearts} turned and the {6-Spades} river sent Kuether out in fifth place for $424,044.

Colman didn't stop there, he took out Dolan a coupla hands later when Dolan limped from the small blind. From the big blind Colman checked and the board brought the {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The {2-Diamonds} hit the turn after both players checked the flop. Then Dolan check and called Colman's bet of 700,000. The river brought the {3-Diamonds} and Dolan checked to see Colman move all-in. Dolan called to see a rivered straight with Colman's {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}. Former WSOP November Niner Dolan went to the cashier to collect $548,763 for his fourth-place finish.

At three-handed, Leah took back the lead and Colman climbed back to the top after taking out Cunix in third place. The blinds were 100,000/200,000/25,000 and Colman button raised to 450,000, Cunix defended the small blind by calling and Leah popped it up to 1,400,000 from the big blind. Colman called and Cunix raised putting his tournament life on the line with 5,875,000 invested in the hand. Leah folded, Colman called.

Cunix: {K-Spades}{7-Spades}
Colman: {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The flop of {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} gave Colman two pair. A straight draw possibility hit the turn for Cunix — {Q-Diamonds} — but the {8-Diamonds} on the river finished his quest for the championship and sent him home in third place for $748,313.

Colman had 25,450,000 with Leah holding 19,550,000 as they moved into heads-up play. Colman worked Leah down to 11,500,000 and then sent the final bullet in to take out Leah when opened to 600,000. Colman raised it to 1,500,000. Leah went all-in, and Colman insta-called.

Leah: {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Colman: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

The board brought the {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} to finish the contest. Colman took down his third major title of 2014 and stacked up another massive payday — $1,446,710! Leah was very gracious in his second-place finish:

Information and photo gathered from Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open blog.

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