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Online poker player defeats poker champ, wins $15M

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:34 p.m. HST, Jul 02, 2014

LAS VEGAS » A 23-year-old online poker star has beaten the reigning World Series of Poker Player of the Year in a $1 million buy-in charity poker tournament.

Massachusetts resident Daniel Colman won more than $15 million Tuesday in the Big One for One Drop poker event in Las Vegas. It's the second-largest payout in the series' history, behind only the $18 million paid out in the inaugural Big One event in 2012.

The tournament raised $4.6 million for the One Drop Foundation, a nonprofit created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and dedicated to providing clean water to developing countries.

The event attracts businessmen and poker professionals alike.

Famed poker player and Canada native Daniel Negreanu finished in second place and took home more than $8 million.

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lokela wrote:
All in. Big bucks.
on July 3,2014 | 06:16AM
KaneoheSJ wrote:
Now, if those winners will put some of their newly found wealth to the same charity or a charity they believe in, they would be heroes. The prize money seems to be too big in comparison to the money that actually goes to the charity. Yes, it is still over 4 million but the prize money, the money that is supposed to be the real reason for this event, is so little in comparison to what one single player got. Whoever put on the show either forgot what the real reason was for this charity event or the competitors were mostly in it for themselves. I don't know which is worse.
on July 3,2014 | 10:03AM
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