Daniel Colman won the WSOP 2014 Big One for One Drop and in doing so picked up the second ever biggest poker tournament paycheck. With a payday of $15,306,668 it rockets his tournament career earnings to almost $18 Million and places him 6th in the all time top earners list, and that’s not too shabby for 23 year old. By beating 42 players it tops off what has been a phenomenal eight weeks for the player from Massachusetts as in that short space of time he’s hit 5 cashes, with a $2.1 Million win in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Super High Roller Event being the largest before the One Drop win.

Only 8 players were to make the money in this event and Colman entered the final day in 3rd place, and at that final table there was a mix of high rolling businessmen and high stakes pro players. By the time heads up play was reached it was a battle between Colman and Daniel Negreanu and it was Colman who beat Kid Poker after 46 hands of one on one, and although Colman refused to speak to the assembled press after the event, Negreanu did, and spoke very highly of Colman stating that, “Really he’s a class act, a good kid and I really like the way he plays, he plays a lot different than a lot of the other young kids, because he’s a lot more careful.” Negreanu didn’t do too badly from the event, and for his second place spot he picked up a very nice $8.2 Million.

Colman learned his poker online and was an extremely successful sit n go player before he hit the live tournament circuit, in fact in 2012 he was the very first player to make $1 Million from playing hyper turbo sit n go’s in a calendar year. There are many online poker players at the WSOP this year, and many of those have been extremely successful in taking their game to land based events, and if you’re a US player looking to improve your game online then check out Bovada Poker. You’ll be given a 100% welcome bonus up to $1,000 and plenty of ongoing rewards and promotions, and who knows, maybe you could take your game to the WSOP.