Daniel Colman Continues Torrid Run with Victory at WPT Alpha8 London ($959,622)
Daniel Colman continued his remarkable hot streak in high roller events on Tuesday, winning the first World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 event of Season 2.
Colman outlasted 17 players in the £60,000 ($95,962) buy-in super high roller event held in London to notch another victory along with the £600,000 ($959,622) first-place prize.
With his latest conquest, Colman has now recorded more than $22 million dollars in live tournament cashes in 2014 alone. His incredible year includes wins in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) Main Event, European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo Grand Final Super High Roller and, most famously, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $1 million Big One For One Drop event.
WPT Alpha8 London Results
|1||Daniel Colman||£600,000 ($959,622)|
|2||Max Altergott||£350,000 ($559,780)|
|3||Talal Shakerchi||£224,000 ($358,259)|
|4||Isaac Haxton||£160,000 ($255,899)|
Six players used two bullets in the WPT Alpha 8 London multi-entry event, including Colman, Max Altergott, Jean-Noel Thorel, Daniel Cates, Fabian Quoss, and Philipp Gruissem.
Stephen Chidwick, Igor Kurganov, Fabian Quoss, Faisal Alfalasi, Gruissem, Erik Seidel, Cates, Jean-Noel Thorel, and Elior Sion all fell short of the eight-handed final table.
Sam Trickett, Christoph Vogelsang, and Vladimir Troyanovskiy were the first players to fall short of the money at the final table.
Sorel Mizzi, who came into the final table as the shortest stack, busted out of the tournament on the money bubble in fifth place after his was unable to improve against Colman's .
Isaac Haxton finished in fourth place when he called a three-bet for his tournament life with against Talal Shakerchi's . His hand was unable to improve on a board that sent him to the rail with another six-figure score.
Shakerchi, who came into the final table as the chip leader, was the next to exit the tournament when his wasn't good enough to beat Colman's .
Colman held a 1,613,000 to 687,000 chip lead over Altergott going into the heads-up play. After a couple of all-ins, Colman got the best of Altergott when his out-flopped the German's on a .
Altergott was unable to catch up on the turn and river, giving Colman the win and the first Alpha8 trophy of the 2014 season.