Daniel Colman has emerged as one of the most prolific online poker players, with his performance over the Internet only matched by his accomplishments at live tables. He doesn’t hesitate to participate in highrollers events and his recent performance revolves around the WPT Alpha 8 event. This attracted some of the best players in the world and with a buy-in of £100,000, it was prohibitive enough to keep regular players away, or watching from the rail.
The intensely advertised event attracted a total of 17 players, which meant that the prize pool was of £1.7 million and the runner-up was expected to win £600,000. Under normal circumstances, making the final table of a highrollers event would mean a great deal, but in this case, finishing outside the top four places meant very little. The game was played in shorthanded format, but only the top four players would get paid, which means that the one who finished in the fifth-place was the unfortunate bubble boy.
http://f5poker.com/poker-news/2014/10/8/daniel-colman-continues-crush-wins-wpt-alpha8-london-600000-/ can tell you everything you need to know about what happened in the first few hours of the competition. Once the final table was set, the finalists shifted into a more prudent here, knowing that any mistake could prove fatal at the stage. Daniel Colman was by far the most aggressive player, with his tremendous experience and sizable bankroll justifying this confident attitude.
Earlier this year, he won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, was just as successful at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo Grand Final Super High Roller and he also prevailed in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $1 million Big One For One Drop event. It goes without saying that he won a lot of money over the span and now that he collected an additional£600,000 he has yet another reason to be proud of his performance.
Moneywise, winning the WPT Alpha 8 event is a great thing, even though he only won six times more than what he invested. Max Altergott finished in second, followed by Talal Shakerchi, while Isaac Haxton who barely made the money was glad to recuperate his investment and win 60K on top of that.
This is the official list of players who made the money at the 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)|