The biggest winner at the 2014 World Series of Poker was poker pro Daniel Colman who took home the $15.3 million dollar first place prize in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop event. The event debuted in 2012 when Antonio Esfandiari won the tournament but it was not held last year. This year a total of 42 players entered the event which meant a prize pool of more than $37 million dollars after money was taken out for the One Drop charity.
Colman was able to defeat Daniel Negreanu when it got to heads-up to win the title. Negreanu has the bigger name but Colman is a well respected young poker pro who specializes in heads-up play. Colman actually finished third in the $10,000 heads-up event earlier in the 2014 World Series of Poker. "In heads-up, he's one of the best in the world," Negreanu said. "I'm happy with how I played and luck plays a role in this format, but he played great, too. He's going to win a lot more of these."
Negreanu did really well in finishing second as he took home more than $8.2 million dollars. He is now is at the top of poker’s all-time tournament earnings list at nearly $30 million dollars.
Big One for One Drop Results
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 Reinkemeir ($2,053,334)
6. Scott Seiver ($1,680,000)
7. Paul Newey ($1,418,667)
8. Cary Katz ($1,306,667)