Daniel Colman won the 2014 Big One for One Drop, earning $15.3 million, but has reservations about the game in general. (Image: WSOP)
The absolute most poker that is important of the season, traditionally, has constantly been the World group of Poker Main Event. But in recent years, a new tournament has had its place since the many lucrative event aided by the prize pool that is biggest. It is the $1 million buy-in Big One for starters Drop, the charity tournament that draws the most effective advantages and some of the amateur players that are richest around. The first One Drop tournament was held in 2012, plus the follow-up this year when once again generated the purse that is biggest regarding the poker year.
42 players turned out for the 2014 Big One for One Drop, and 23-year-old poker pro Daniel Colman walked away with a life-changing prize of simply over $15.3 million along 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 job winnings.
This year’s version was more heavily tilted in favor of career poker players while the first One Drop tournament was roughly evenly split between high-rolling pros and ultra-rich amateurs. 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.