One Drop winner Daniel Colman adds another title to his quickly expanding resume this week as he bested the field of nearly 1500 players and defeated Team Ivey pro Mike Leah heads-up at the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for the first place prize of $1,446,710.
If that sounds like Colman has been winning more than his fair share of the money, it’s because he has. The phenom, while having had recorded cashes previous to this year, essentially skyrocketed from relative obscurity at the beginning of the year to now 3rd on Hendon Mob’s All Time Money List.
The former number 3? Phil Ivey.
How has he done it? Well, the One Drop $15M score didn’t hurt, but along with that he’s got three other 7-figure scores…this year—since April. Of course, in between million dollar scores he still managed to run decent as he also took 3rd in the WSOP Heads-Up Championship and 3rd in the Aria $100K for nearly $800K.
His total for 2014 sits at over $21M ($21,066,473 if we math’d it right).
The last time we’ve seen anything come close to this run would be Erik Seidel’s high-rolling heater back in 2011 when he amassed $5.5M in the first half of the year.
So, what’s next for Colman? Whatever it is – he’s not saying.