Dan Colman Wins Triton Super High Roller Series Six Max


Dan Colman defeated a loaded final table to win the Triton Super High Roller Series Six Max event. (PokerStars photo)

Dan Colman collected his third six-figure cash of 2017 by taking down the HKD$ 250,000 Triton Super High Roller Series Six Max Event on Saturday, beating a final table that included 2016 Super High Roller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe, Erik Seidel, Mustapha Kanit, and Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov.

The first elimination of the final table was Italy’s Kanit. With less than 10 big blinds in front of him, Kanit shoved from the small blind with AsKd and Sergio Aido called on Kanit’s left with Qs8h. The 9c4c3d flop was safe for Kanit as was the 3c turn. The Qc river, however, gave Aido a pair and resulted in Kanit’s exit.

Kuznetsov followed Kanit out the door over the course of two hands. Over two hours after Kanit’s bust out, Aido opened for a raise and got two callers in Kuznetsov and Seidel out of the blinds. The trio checked the Ac9s7c the flop and Kuznetsov bet 38,000 on the 3h turn. Seidel raised to 83,000 and Aido folded. Kuznetsov found a call and the Js hit the river. Seidel moved all in for 92,000 and Kuznetsov called to see Seidel reveal 3c3s for a turned set.

Down to his last nine big blinds, Kuznetsov shoved the next hand from the button with Kd2d. Kempe called with 8d8s out of the big blind and held to eliminated Kuznetsov.

Sergio Aido exited in fourth place at the hands of Colman roughly an hour into four-handed play. Aido moved all in for 115,000 from the small blind with 7h6d and was looked up by Colman with Kd7d. The board ran true for Colman and Aido exited with another high roller score in 2017.

With roughly 50 big blinds in play, there was little margin for error in three-handed play. Despite getting all of the chips in with the best out of it, Kempe couldn’t out run Colman and was the third place finisher. With blinds of 20,000/40,000, Kempe opened for 90,000 from the button and Colman jammed out of the small blind to put Kempe at risk. Kempe called for his last 350,000 with QcQh and was in great shape to double up against the Ac6c of Colman. The 7d6d4c flop gave Colman a pair along with a backdoor flush draw. The 6s turn put Colman firmly ahead and Kempe hit the rail after missing on the river.

Heads up play went back and forth but Colman was able to finish Seidel off to claim victory. Seidel had a little under 1,000,000 in front of him and got all in with Ad6s. Colman had Seidel dominated with AsJs and put the championship on ice with the QhJhJc flop.

Colman earned HKD$ 3,641,600 ($469,203 US) for his run and will be gunning for his second title of this week in the HK$ 1,000,000 Main Event which begins Sunday.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Dan Colman – HKD$ 3,641,600
  2. Erik Seidel – HKD$ 2,326,000
  3. Rainer Kempe – HKD$ 1,466,000
  4. Sergio Aido – HKD$ 1,011,000
  5. Timofey Kuznetsov – HKD$ 708,000
  6. Mustapha Kanit – HKD$ 556,000