Colman Wins Big One for One Drop; Negreanu Finishes 2nd

Daniel Colman wins the 2014 Big One for One Drop

Daniel Colman extended his chip lead after the second break and the two finally played a big hand when Daniel Negreanu was down more than 4-to-1.

Negreanu moved all-in preflop and Colman quickly quickly to set off the fireworks.

Colman was behind with K Q against A 4 and fell further when the flop came A J 4. Both groups of fans were screaming loudly for their guy’s card to come.

Negreanu’s two pair was looking good until the dealer put out the T on the turn.

The crowd in the stands exploded when the gutshot hit for Colman and Negreanu’s fans began yelling for the dealer to pair the board.

The full house wasn’t meant to be as the river came 7 and Negreanu was unlucky to settle for his second runner-up performance of the summer.

Negreanu picked up $8,288,001 for his second place finish while Colman added $15,306,668 to his bankroll along with a really nice bracelet.

It should come as no shock that Colman was able to win one of the biggest buy-in tournaments in history. He has the results to back it up over his short career.

This isn’t Colman’s first high-roller victory but it is his best. He took down the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller in this past April for €1,539,300.

Colman also has a WCOOP High Roller Heads Up title and runner-up SCOOP High Roller Heads up finish on PokerStars. He earned his first bracelet and accolades which go along with it.

    1st - Daniel Colman - $15,306,668
    2nd - Daniel Negreanu - $8,288,001
    3rd - Christoph Vogelsang - $4,480,001
    4th - Rick Salomon - $2,800,000
    5th - Tobias Reinkemeier - $2,053,334
    6th - Scott Seiver - $1,680,000
    7th - Paul Newey - $1,418,667
    8th - Cary Katz - $1,306,607
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Colman Leads During Break

Dan Colman
Colman takes the lead.

The biggest pot of the tournament was played just before the second break.

Daniel Negreanu was in the lead but he quickly dropped and will have some work ahead of him to capture his seventh WSOP bracelet.

The 60 million chip pot was built with constant pressure from Daniel Colman and Negreanu check/calling the progressively bigger bets all the way down.

Colman tossed out 18 million with the board reading J 8 4 A 4 and Negreanu took his time making a decision.

Negreanu played it up to the crowd and eventually called to see Colman table A 4 for a full house.

Those chips were sent to Colman who holds a nice advantage before the next level.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Colman - 96,000,000
    Daniel Negreanu - 30,000,000
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Swapping Leads

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Negreanu and Colman heads up for the bracelet.

The lead has changed several times during heads up play with each having a nice advantage at different times.

Daniel Negreanu regained the lead on just the fifth hand of heads up play in a 16 million chip pot without a showdown. He extended that lead and was soon ahead 2-to-1 against Daniel Colman.

The status didn’t change for another dozen hands until they found a hand to build a 15 million chip pot before the flop.

They each put in another 9 million after the 3 2 2 flop before checking it down to the river.

Colman showed A J and his Ace-high was good for the massive pot. The hand switched the chip counts to Colman’s favor. Temporarily.

The swings continued just six hands later when Negreanu took the lead once again by winning a 37 million chip pot.

Negreanu moved all-in on the turn for less than the size of the pot with the board showing 8 3 2 Q. Colman released his hand to give up the lead.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 66,900,000
    Daniel Colman - 59,100,000
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Christoph Vogelsang Eliminated in 3rd ($4,480,001)

Christoph Vogelsang
Vogelsang out in 3rd.

Christoph Vogelsang’s comeback fell short after the big chopped pot with Daniel Negreanu. The German lasted just a few more hands before he was all-in preflop.

Daniel Colman and Negreanu both called to see the 8 6 2 flop before they checked down the 6 turn and 4 river. Negreanu showed 5 5 which was better than Vogelsang’s Ace-high and he was gone in 3rd place for $4,480,001.

The two Daniels now turn their attention to heads-up action with Negreanu guaranteed to at least top the all-time money list. Colman leads but “Kid Poker” is not far behind.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Colman - 68,500,000
    Daniel Negreanu - 57,450,000
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Dramatic Chop

Christoph Vogelsang
Vogelsang gets chopped.

There were few big hands since the start of three-handed play until Daniel Negreanu and Christoph Vogelsang combined for some drama.

Negreanu opened from the button before Vogelsang shoved from the small blind after consideration. Daniel Colman moved out of the way and Negreanu asked for a count.

The dealer counted out xxxxxx and Negreanu quickly called but was behind with K T.

Vogelsang was holding K J and the outs switched on the A Q 8 flop. Negreanu was now looking for a Jack while Vogelsang could improve with a Ten.

The crowd was on their feet from the start of the hand but the yelling increased when Negreanu added a flush draw plus chop out when the turn came 5.

It was a chop card 5 which saved Negreanu some chips and kept Vogelsang from getting back in the game.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Colman - 64,325,000
    Daniel Negreanu - 52,050,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 9,625,000
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Cash Money

Here is what they are playing for today. The winner will take home $15,306,668 million out of a total prize pool of $37,333,338 with the other two spots getting $8,288,001 and $4,480,001.

Daniel Negreanu has a chance to pass Antonio Esfandiari on the all-time career money list with a 1st or 2nd place finish. A 3rd place finish would leave him just $256k behind "The Magician".

Chip stacks have deepened with the quick eliminations and the three returned with an average of 42 big blinds. Daniel Colman has pulled out to a short lead after a series of smaller pots while Christoph Vogelsang has fallen further behind.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Colman - 63,650,000
    Daniel Negreanu - 43,650,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 18,700,000
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Rick Salomon Eliminated in 4th ($2,800,000)

Rick Salomon
Salomon eliminated in 4th.

Rick Salomon was fighting to get his chiplead back after losing a big hand to Christoph Vogelsang. The former movie producer picked up some pots with big bets before running into Daniel Colman.

Salomon open-shoved for 13 million with 8 8 and was called by Colman on the button with A T. He had a near 50/50 chance to double back into the mix but the flop was unkind.

The dealer ran out T T 3 to give Colman trip Tens and they held until the end. Salomon was an unlikely leader at the start of the final table but was unable to ride it to a win. He will take home the $2,800,000 consolation prize for 4th place.

The action today has been busier than anticipated. Six players were eliminated before the first break, two hours (42 hands) into the day. Negreanu continues to lead and is looking very confident.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 52,000,000
    Daniel Colman - 49,250,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 24,750,000
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Tobias Reinkemeier Eliminated in 5th ($2,053,334)

Tobias Reinkemeier
Tobias Reinkemeier out in 5th.

Tobias Reinkemeier was lucky to move up a spot in the payouts with Seiver’s exit but he was all-in three hands later with Daniel Negreanu and Christoph Vogelsang coming along.

Negreanu bet into the side pot after the 9 8 7 flop to Vogelsang out of the hand. He showed Q T for a nearly unbeatable flush against Reinkemeier’s second pair J 8.

No miracle and the German pro picked up $2,053,334 for his 5th place while Negreanu continues to extend his lead.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 52,900,000
    Daniel Colman - 35,250,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 24,850,000
    Rick Salomon - 13,000,000
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Scott Seiver Eliminated in 6th ($1,680,000)

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Scott Seiver out in 6th.

It certainly looked like Tobias Reinkemeier was going to be the next one out after losing most of his stack but Scott Seiver beat him to the cage.

Reinkemeier three-bet shoved with 5 5 but was way behind when Daniel Colman instantly called with A A. He found no help on the board and was down to just two big blinds.

Reinkemeier let his next hand go before Seiver called all-in against Daniel Negreanu on the J T 9 flop with second pair and a flush draw. Negreanu was ahead with top pair and dodged Seiver’s out to send the pro out.

Seiver picked up $1,680,000 for his 6th place finish while Negreanu moved further into the lead.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 49,725,000
    Daniel Colman - 32,250,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 29,650,000
    Rick Salomon - 12,900,000
    Tobias Reinkemeier - 1,475,000
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Paul Newey Eliminated in 7th ($1,418,667)

Paul Newey
Paul Newey eliminated in 7th.

Paul Newey began the final day with the shortest stack but did well to make the money and move up the counts. His work was undone when he called an all-in from Tobias Reinkemeier with K Q.

The German was ahead with A J and the hand held to knock Newey down to two big blinds. Those went in the middle in a three-way pot where Rick Salomon turned a flush to send the UK hedge fund manager out in 7th spot.

Just before Newey lost most of his stack, Christoph Vogelsang found a huge double against former chipleader Salomon. It was the only all-in hand not called pre-flop.

Vogelsang moved all-in on the river with the boar showing A 7 7 9 5 and Salomon instantly called with trip Sevens 8 7. He was sent to the bottom of the leaderboard when Vogelsang tabled his flopped full house A 7.

The hand moved Vogelsang into the lead and left Salomon short.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 38,300,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 35,500,000
    Tobias Reinkemeier - 17,450,000
    Daniel Colman - 13,475,000
    Scott Seiver - 10,875,000
    Rick Salomon - 10,400,000
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Tobias Tanks

Tobias Reinkemeier

Tobias Reinkemeier isn’t known as the fastest player in the game and it’s understandable that he will take his time making a decision with so much money on the line.

Reinkemeier was in a big hand when Scott Seiver shoved on the turn with the board showing Q 4 2 J. The German took his time working through the action and Seiver eventually called the clock after 15 minutes.

For reference sake, the earth rotated approximately 250 miles during that time.

Reinkemeier eventually folded as Jack Effel counted him down and he showed pocket Aces. A big laydown when Seiver showed K T for the open-ended straight draw.

Fellow German Christoph Vogelsang had better luck two hands later. He was all-in versus Daniel Colman with his A Q against A T.

Vogelsang had to dodge a flopped open-ended straight draw from Colman and chop out on the river to earn his double.

Meanwhile, former WSOP Main Event champion and 2014 One Drop participant Greg Merson spoke up on Twitter about his picks for the title.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 34,675,000
    Rick Salomon - 24,375,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 17,425,000
    Daniel Colman - 15,550,000
    Scott Seiver - 12,900,000
    Paul Newey - 11,225,000
    Tobias Reinkemeier - 9,850,000
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Cary Katz Eliminated in 8th ($1,306,607)

Cary Katz eliminated in 8th place.

It took just five more hands before someone else was at risk and it was short-stacked Paul Newey. His fate was better than Tom Hall.

Newey doubled through Daniel Negreanu on the sixth hand of the day with A J and continued with another double on the ninth hand via Tobias Reinkemeier.

It was enough to move Newey near 15 million but it was another businessman at risk on the very next hand.

Cary Katz three-bet shoved after a Negreanu raise and it was quickly called. Katz was in trouble with 8 8 against J J and never had a sweat on the dry board.

Katz is first out in the money for $1,306,607 which is an improvement over his finish in 2012.

Four all-in and calls in just nine hands, it is moving much quicker than Day 2.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 33,400,000
    Rick Salomon - 25,725,000
    Daniel Colman - 22,275,000
    Tobias Reinkemeier - 14,500,000
    Paul Newey - 14,475,000
    Scott Seiver - 8,700,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 6,925,000
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Hall Out Quickly

Tom Hall
Tom Hall out in 9th.

If anyone thought there might a drawn out battle on the money bubble, they were mistaken. It took exactly one hand.

Cards were in the air after a lengthy introduction process, which involved Cirque du Soleil dancers. Tom Hall wasted no time putting all his 7.7 million in the middle and was called by Daniel Negreanu.

They were flipping a coin with Hall holding T T against A Q. Negreanu hit early with the flopped A and Hall couldn’t find any help on the turn or river to be our very quick bubble player.

It was a big pot to move Negreanu into the lead with Paul Newey still short. The rest of the players are guaranteed at least $1.3 million.

There was a slight pause to readjust the table and back underway.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Daniel Negreanu - 29,900,000
    Rick Salomon - 23,500,000
    Tobias Reinkemeier - 22,750,000
    Daniel Colman - 22,550,000
    Cary Katz - 9,050,000
    Scott Seiver - 7,575,000
    Christoph Vogelsang - 7,000,000
    Paul Newey - 3,675,000
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Big One for One Drop Final Day

Nine players return for the final day of the Big One for One Drop but only eight will leave with any money. Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, and defending champion Antonio Esfandiari were among those to fall short on the second day.

WSOP staff stopped play on Day 2 while still one player away from making the official final table. Players spent the night contemplating a $1.3 million money bubble.

The slow pace of play means the blinds have caught up to the deep structure and the average stack to start the day is only 28 big blinds.

Rick Salomon will start with the chip lead and was very aggressive during bubble play. UK businessman Paul Newey is the short stack with just six big blinds.

Daniel Negreanu is the biggest name remaining along with two Germans still in the field with Tobias Reinkemeier close behind Salomon.

Scott Seiver, Dan Colman, Cary Katz, Tom Hall, and Christoph Vogelsang round out the rest of the nine.

Play is set to begin shortly and we will bring you live updates throughout the day.

    Chip Counts per WSOP.com

    Rick Salomon - 23,575,000
    Tobias Reinkemeier - 22,825,000
    Daniel Colman - 22,625,000
    Daniel Negreanu - 20,700,000
    Cary Katz - 9,125,000
    Scott Seiver - 8,250,000
    Tom Hall - 7,775,000
    Christop Vogelsang - 7,075,000
    Paul Newey - 4,050,000
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Event Name $1 Million Big One for One Drop
Venue Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date 29 June 2014
Final Day 1 July 2014
Buy In $1,000,000
Entrants 42
Prize Pool $37,333,338
First Prize $15,306,668
Daniel Colman

Daniel Colman

$1 Million Big One for One Drop

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Daniel Colman $15,306,668
2. Daniel Negreanu $8,288,001
3. Christoph Vogelsang $4,480,001
4. Rick Salomon $2,800,000
5. Tobias Reinkemeier $2,053,334
6. Scott Seiver $1,680,000
7. Paul Newey $1,418,667
8. Cary Katz $1,306,667