Poker Player Looks Miserable After Winning $15 Million

Sports and Bets — August 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm by

This is 23-year-old professional poker player, Daniel Colman, winning the Big One for One Drop Tournament. This is the same tourney that featured that devastating bad beat from a couple weeks ago. He just turned a $1 million buy-in into $15 million, earned a World Series of Poker bracelet, and beat six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu. This was a big fucking deal. And this is how he reacts? I’m completely baffled. The guy looks like his dog just died, for Christ’s sake. If I won that money, I would have jumped on top of the table and took two Nattys to the dome like Stone Cold Steve Austin. (Way to go on that sponsorship, Natural Light! Our little baby’s all growns up! ) At least give me a smile, a fist pump, something to let me know that your a human being, and not a poker playing Terminator.


This footage aired yesterday, but actually happened over a month ago. After Colman’s win, he didn’t want to do any press, which pissed off a lot of people. He released a real bummer of a statement basically saying that being a professional poker player is a rough life that he’d never recommend, and that he hates how poker takes advantage of people. He concluded the statement by saying, “And yes, I realize I am conflicted. I capitalize off this game that targets peoples weaknesses. I do enjoy it, I love the strategy part of it, but I do see it as a very dark game.” And I thought listening to losers bitch and moan was depressing. Lighten the fuck up, bud. You just beat a bunch of top pros and hot shot businessmen, you weren’t wiping the floor with degenerates at a 1-2 table on a weekday afternoon. Talk about a killjoy.

via The Big Lead 

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