Nolan Dalla on Dan Colman: “Are You Kidding Me?”

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In a recent segment on “Poker Night in America,” Nolan Dalla (pictured) did what only Nolan Dalla is capable of doing. The show’s creative director recently took the hammer to World Series of Poker One Drop champion Dan Colman, who has called poker a “very dark game” and “a distraction” despite winning over $22 million from live tournaments this year, according to the Hendon Mob. He ducked reporters following the One Drop, similar to Phil Ivey in 2009.

“Is he right? I don’t think so,” Dalla said in a one-minute clip. “How does a man who has won $21 million in three tournaments the last four or five months say poker is bad? Are you kidding me? Seriously? Is that what you’re saying? Poker is bad?”

Colman has been on the run of a lifetime in 2014, winning the World Series of Poker’s Big One for One Drop for $15.3 million just two months removed from taking down the EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller Event for $2.1 million. He finished second in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event for $1.1 million and, the same month, won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event for another $1.4 million. He just won the WPT Alpha8 tournament in London.

Dalla told viewers that poker “has provided a person that’s 23 years old with a chance to be here. I’ve never heard of this guy and he’s winning $21 million. That’s more than anyone in the NFL, the NHL, the NBA, or Major League Baseball. $21 million in, what, four months, and he’s saying poker is bad? Give me some bad! Give me some of that horrible tragedy! If poker’s awful, I’ll take it. Give me this awful situation called poker. I’ll take it, Daniel Colman, if you don’t want it. I will.”

Keep in mind that Dalla was screaming at the top of his lungs and using emphatic hand motions like only Nolan Dalla can, so we’d take this as less of a criticism than it might read. Nevertheless, we want your feedback! Did you watch the “Poker Night in America” episode? What did you think of Dalla’s spirited rant? Let us know by commenting here.

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    • Dalla has spent decades promoting poker and lately having to defend poker ,and not made a whole lot of $ .Coleman spent 5 mins in the game shit all over poker & made $20mil plus .You would think if Coleman had any sort of moral backbone he wouldnt accept this horrible tainted money that poker provides or at least give it all back to those hurt by it ( as he sees it) or away to those in need.But no he just happily pockets it and walks on .Proving he either is just a greedy money grabbing douche .Or the whole anti poker thing is just a huge inside joke of his.Coleman needs to grow up or get the hell out .Is he a great player ? no not yet and no matter how much he wins he will never be one because to be “great” its not about only 000s on your Hendon result its about worth as a person and respect by your peers.By that definition Dalla is a great poker person .

    • Dalla has spent decades promoting poker and lately having to defend poker ,and not made a whole lot of $ .Coleman spent 5 mins in the game shit all over poker & made $20mil plus .You would think if Coleman had any sort of moral backbone he wouldnt accept this horrible tainted money that poker provides or at least give it all back to those hurt by it ( as he sees it) or away to those in need.But no he just happily pockets it and walks on .Proving he either is just a greedy money grabbing douche .Or the whole anti poker thing is just a huge inside joke of his.Coleman needs to grow up or get the hell out .Is he a great player ? no not yet and no matter how much he wins he will never be one because to be “great” its not about only 000s on your Hendon result its about worth as a person and respect by your peers.By that definition Dalla is a great poker person .

      well i dont think your right in that sense. Dan Coleman is a great poker player, he’s just unappreciative and a horrible ambassador of the game

    • It’s a game, Colman owes it nothing. Colman happens to be good at the game and wins, but that doesn’t mean he has to do anything other than just playing the game.

    • Why do retards, who respond to people who do not like someone like colmans antics, insinuate that they must be jealous? personally I do not even know what the feeling of jealousy is?

      It is possible to not like someone who has money not because they would rather be in their shoes. Its common knowledge that someone with 10k life savings would switch for someone with 20mill. Please be more constructive with comments idiots

    • Colman seems like hes pretty cool. But just a standard 23yr old that talks shit about the world. When he is 30 he will be like wow I was a bit of child then