Daniel Colman won the 2014 Big One for One Drop, earning $15.3 million, but has reservations about the game as a whole. (Image: WSOP)
The absolute most poker that is important of the season, traditionally, has always been the World group of Poker Main Event. But in recent years, a new tournament has taken its place because the many lucrative occasion with the prize pool that is biggest. It is the $1 million buy-in Big One for starters Drop, the charity tournament that attracts top benefits plus some of the wealthiest amateur players around. The first One Drop tournament was held in 2012, plus the follow-up this year when once again created the purse that is biggest regarding the poker year.
42 players turned out for the 2014 Big One for One Drop, and poker that is 23-year-old Daniel Colman walked away with a life-changing prize of simply over $15.3 million together with his first WSOP bracelet. The massive win immediately vaulted Colman to sixth all-time in the Hendon Mob tournament poker earnings list, with more than $18.2 million in profession winnings.
While 1st One Drop competition was roughly evenly split between high-rolling professionals and ultra-rich amateurs, this season’s version was more heavily tilted in favor of career poker players. There were about 30 professionals among the 42 entrants, and ultimately, the battle for the spot that is top down to two full-time poker players.