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Dan Colman Wins Fourth Title of 2014 In WPT Alpha8 London Super High Roller

23-Year-Old Poker Pro Now Has Just Under $22 Million In Earnings For The Year


Dan Colman’s 2014 will go down in history as one of the greatest years any poker player has ever had on the tournament circuit.

Most recently Colman emerged victorious in the 2014 World Poker Tour Alpha8 £60,000 no-limit hold’em high roller, topping a field of 23 entrants to win £600,000 ($964,539 USD) and his fourth title of the year at his seventh final table. The 23-year-old poker pro from Holden, Massachusetts has cashed for $21,945,307 so far this year, which would be enough on its on to move him into third place on the all-time live tournament money list, ahead of legends like Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel and Sam Trickett.

This was Colman’s seventh score of the year that was for six-figures or more, and fell just over $35,000 short of being his fifth seven-figure score of 2014. Colman was already the leader in the 2014 Card Player Player of the Year race, and has now cemented his lead with the 600 points he earned for this most recent win. He now sits 856 points ahead of his nearest competition, current second-ranked player Mustapha Kanit of Italy. Colman’s other three titles this year came in the European Poker Tour Grand Final super high roller, the $1 million buy-in Big One For One Drop and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open main event.

Colman entered the final day of this two-day event in third chip position with 11 players remaining. Only the top four players cashed in this small-field high roller event, with Colman eliminating Sorel Mizzi on the sizable money bubble to take the chip lead going into four-handed play.

The final heads-up showdown was between Colman, who is the reigning EPT Grand Final super high roller champion, and the winner of the same event in 2013 Max Altergott. Colman began with more than a 2-to-1 advantage, but Altergott was able to hang around until the final hand arose. Altergott got it all-in preflop with the KSpade Suit4Club Suit against the JDiamond Suit8Heart Suit of Colman. The board ran out QHeart Suit8Diamond Suit5Heart SuitAHeart Suit9Spade Suit to pair Colman’s eight, securing him the pot and the title.

Altergott earned £350,000 ($562,648 USD) and 500 POY points for his runner-up finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Daniel Colman $964,539 600
2 Max Altergott $562,648 500
3 Talal Shakerchi $360,095 400
4 Isaac Haxton $257,210 300