Daniel Colman Wins EPT Grand Final Super High Roller
Daniel Colman has won the EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Super High Roller. Colman’s success comes after he had to buy into the event an extra two times in Day 1, meaning he had spent a total of €300,000.This meant that Colman had to finish in at least seventh place to make any kind of profit. However, after playing for almost 12 hours, Colman managed to secure the top spot, one of the most respected trophies in the poker world and of course €1,699,700 in prize money.
Colman began the final day of the event fifth in chips behind Lo Shing Fung, Paul Phua, Daniel “jungleman” Cates and Ole Schemion. After a few hours play there were just three players left, Colman, Cates and Kurganov. The three negotiated a deal so each would receive a seven-figure prize; however, play resumed to decide first place.
Two and a half hours later Colman was facing Cates heads-up. Cates had the chip advantage but Colman, who is considered one of the best heads-up players in the game, soon won the advantage. It then wasn’t long until Cates had to settle for €1,283,700 and second place and Colman was crowned victor.