Some of the poker world's brightest shining stars competed in the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila HK$250,000 (approx. $32.2k) 6-Max Event over the weekend. The event drew a field of 43 entries, including 8 re-entries, which generated a prize pool of HK$10,113,600. It took just about 12 hours of play on the second day to boil down a very talented field of poker pros into just one player: Daniel Colman.
Colman (4th on the all-time money list with more than $27.5 million) defeated fellow countryman Erik Seidel (2nd on the all-time money list). After eliminating Germany's Rainer Kempe in 3rd place, Colman started the heads up battle against Seidel with a 2-1 chip advantage. The duel was short but packed with action as Seidel gained momentum to take the lead at one point. After just about 30 minutes of play, though, it was Colman who had won a key hand and managed to eliminate Seidel.
On the last hand, both players moved all in before the flop: Colman with AJ and Seidel with A6. The board ran out Q J J A 2 and Colman took home the final pot with a full house. Colman received the first prize of HK$3,641,600 while Seidel collected HK$2,326,000 for his runner up finish.
Final table results:
1 Daniel Colman, USA, HK$3,641,600 (USD$473,408(
2 Erik Seidel, USA, HK$2,326,000 (USD$302,380)
3 Rainer Kempe, Germany, HK$1,466,000 (USD $190,580)
4 Sergio Aido, Spain, HK$1,011,000 USD ($131,430)
5 Timofey Kuznetsov, Russia, HK$708,000 (USD$92,040)
6 Mustapha Kanit, Italy, HK$556,000 (USD$72,280)
7 Mikita Badziakouski, Belarus, HK$405,000 (USD$52,650)