In 2014, Dan Coleman defeated Daniel Negreanu in the World Series of Poker at just 23 years of age. He won $15.3 million which is the 2nd largest prize in the history of Hold’em. This tournament was held in Las Vegas. Daniel is an American professional poker player from Holden, Massachusetts. He rose to fame in 2014 after winning $1,000,000 in the Big One for One Drop.
Coleman began his poker career in 2013 under the names riyyc225 and mrGR33N13. He became the first player in history to win $1 million in a calendar year. In April 2014, he won 1,539,000 Euros at European Poker Grand Finale in Monte Carols. The same year, he finished second in the Super High Roller at EPT Barcelona. In September, Daniel won Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open with $1,446,710. By August 2017, his winnings exceeded $28,600,000.
Dan shocked the poker world after defeating one of the giants of the game, Daniel Negreanu. In 2014, both players sat at the table surrounded by dozens of poker fans. This was the first appearance of Daniel Coleman in World Series of Poker (WSOP) final table. Although Negreanu was the fans favorite, Coleman was an experienced player to compete with the best.
Coleman has a unique way of playing poker. He’s very good at playing flops and most importantly, he’s very careful. When the opponent would open up, he’d throw the knockout punch. On the third day, there were nine opponents which meant eight would go home with $1.3 million while one would go home empty-handed.
The media was left puzzled after Coleman gave an interview after winning $15.3 million. He popped up in TwoPlusTwo thread to express how he felt after winning. He said he deserved to win the life-changing money because he had played the game long enough to see the ugly side of it. While Coleman did not specify how he would use the money, he highlighted that he’d make a rational investment decision.
Poker is one of the most played games online, so it requires the player to think before making a decision.
Coleman made more than $21 million playing poker in just 9 months which shocked the poker world.