Colman Up to #3 on Money List, Hellmuth Has a Book
Dan Colman (Photo: Danny Maxwell, PokerNews)
Meanwhile, Phil Hellmuth's autobiography is due to hit shelves in August. Fans can now pre-order his book on Amazon.
Dan Colman Wins Triton Super High Roller Six-Max
Dan Colman continues to assert his dominance on the high stakes poker world. On Friday he took down the HK$250,000 NL Six-Max Event of the Triton Super High Roller Series for his second six-figure score of 2017.
Colman came into the event fourth on the All-Time Money List but a victory in the event moved him up to third.
The high-stakes event drew 43 entries putting up approximately $32,200 US each in hopes of taking the title and the eventual HK$3.64 million ($473,408 US) top prize.
After two days of play, just seven players remained but it was a final table for the ages. Rainer Kempe, the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl Champion, came into the final table with a nearly 2:1 chip lead over the rest of the field. Right behind him was Sergio Aido with 351k.
Erik Seidel and Colman were the only other players above 300k in chips with 319k and 307k respectively. Timofey Kuznetsov was fourth in chips with 286k while Mikita Badziakouski and Mustapha Kanit came in as the short stacks.
The top three in chips at the start of the final table were able to hang on for the lion's share of the prize pool. Although starting with a solid chip lead Kempe slid late and was grounded down to just three big blinds.
He was able to find a double up but his second attempt at a double was stopped short when Colman cracked his pocket queens with A-6. At the start of heads-up play Colman had a 2:1 chip lead over Seidel and the two battled for the next half hour with the chip lead changing hands multiple times.
Ultimately, the cards all fell Colman's way, including the final hand. Seidel was all-in with A-6 but Colman woke up with A-J. The flop gave Colman trips and when an ace hit the turn, Colman had his first win of 2017 locked up.
Seidel earned HK$2.32 million ($302,380 US) for his runner-up finish, allowing him to inch closer to Daniel Negreanu for tops on the All-Time Money List. Colman's HK$3.64 million ($473,408US) score allowed him to move past Antonio Esfandiari for 3rd place all-time.
Colman now has tournament earnings of $27.62 million. Seidel and Negreanu are the only players in poker history with more than $30 million in recorded live tournament earnings.
Phil Hellmuth Autobiography Due Out in August
Ever wanted the real story behind the "Poker Brat?" Well you're in luck as his autobiography is now available for pre-order.
The book entitled Poker Brat: The Phil Hellmuth Story will be released on August 1st and contains a foreword by tournament poker's top earner Daniel Negreanu.
Coming in at 320 pages Hellmuth tells his life's story and dishes on the game's top pros such as Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and more. Amazon currently has the book available for pre-order from D&B Publishing at $18.71 for the print version and $16.95 for an e-book copy.
Hellmuth is a 14-time WSOP bracelet winner and holds records for most money finishes in WSOP history (118) and most WSOP final tables all-time (54).