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2016 World Series of Poker Main Event -- Daniel Colman Among Chip Leaders With 200 Remaining

Young Poker Pro With Over $25 Million Looking To Win Second Huge WSOP Event


With just over 200 players remaining in the 2016 World Series of Poker main event Daniel Colman is sitting with one of the largest stacks in the room.

Having a mountain of chips is not an unusual circumstance for the 26-year-old poker pro, who put together one of the most impressive years on the tournament circuit ever seen to win the 2014 Card Player Player of the Year award. That year alone he cashed for more than $22 million in live tournaments, including a $15 million win in the $1 million buy-in WSOP Big One For One Drop.

With lifetime earnings in excess of $25 million, Colman is fifth on the all-time money list and is in a great situation to add another chunk of earnings to his already incredible resume as a chip leader on day 5 of the WSOP main event.

On the first break of the day Colman had just over 4.2 million in chips, which would be good for 140 big blinds with play set to resume at 15,000 – 30,000 blinds and an ante of 5,000.

Card Player TV caught up with Colman on the break to discuss his strong start to the day, which saw him eliminate Joseph Potts in a huge pot. Colman flopped top set with the JHeart SuitJClub Suit on a JSpade Suit5Spade Suit3Heart Suit board. After the KClub Suit turn and AHeart Suit river the money got in and Colman’s set was good against Potts’ KSpade Suit3Spade Suit for two pair.

Dan Colman and his nunchucksColman also discussed a video that he posted to his Instagram account earlier this summer in which he was showing off his prowess with nunchucks.

“I’m not that good at nunchucks but I bought a pair and started messing around with it. I watched Youtube videos and learned how to sling em’ around. It’s just something fun and as you do it you get better and better,” said Colman.

“It’s funny, it’s actually my ADHD,” he continued. “Whenever I’m doing something I have to be multi-tasking, so I’ll be on the phone and playing with the nunchucks. Whatever I’m doing I have to multi-task, so they come in handy for that.”

Check out the full video below:

There is still a long way to go in the 2016 WSOP main event, but with a big stack and the ninja skills to sling around the chips Colman seems to be in a good spot.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2016 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.