When a player has bet or played their hand in a manner that limits its possible holdings to one of two distinct subsets, he is said to have a polarized range. A poker player can have a polarized range. Based on the line taken by the player, he/she may limit the scope of their possible hole cards to two very different kinds of hands. There is no gray area in a polarized range. Your opponent either has a hand he wants to show down or it's a bluff.
Thought for the Day:
A BAD fold is better than a BAD call any day of the week!
This successful, well-known and feared online pro become a household name in the poker world in 2014 when he defeated Daniel Negreanu heads-up to win the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop and a cool $15.3 million.
- Plays online under the names "mrGR33N13" and "riyyc225".
- First player in history to win $1,000,000 in hyper-turbo tournaments in a calendar year (2013).
- Pocketed the 2nd largest prize in poker history.
Record Breaking Year
In 2014, Daniel Colman cashed for a whopping $22,139,279 in live tournament earnings, blowing away the previous high water mark by more than $3 million.
The 24 year old Holden, Massachusetts native is now 3rd on the all-time earnings leader board with $22.7 million, placing him ahead of the likes of Phil Ivey ($21.2 million), Erik Seidel ($20.8 million), Sam Trickett ($20.5 million) and Phil Hellmuth ($17.8 million).
Daniel Colman Results
Event Place Earnings (USD)
EPT Grand Final €100,000 NLH Eight Max 1 $2,129,775
EPT Grand Final €10,300 NLH Six Max 5 $68,666
WSOP $10,000 NLH Heads Up Semi-Finalist $111,942
$1 Million Big One for One Drop 1 $15,306,668
Aria$100,000 NLH High Roller 3 $796,821
EPT Barcelona €50,000 NLH Eight Max 2 $1,120,186
SHR Poker Open $5,300 NLH $10 MM Guarantee 1 $1,446,710
WPT Alpha8 London £60,000 NLH 1 $964,539
APPT $500,000 HKD High Roller 7 $373,972
2-to-1 you'll LOVE it!
Colman & Busquet
In 2007, Colman was sweating known heads-up specialist Olivier Busquet playing online and was often able to correctly put Busquet on specific hands, typing his reads into the chat box as he watched ‘livb112’ battle it out. Busquet was impressed by just how often Colman was right, looked into his results and eventually reached out to him, staking him and coaching him. The relationship helped Colman on the path to becoming one of the formats most feared players, and in 2013 he became the first hyper-turbo sit’n’go player in online history to win more than $1,000,000in a calendar year discounting rake back.
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'Player(s) of the Year'
Year Player Name
1997 Men Nguyen
1998 T.J. Cloutier
1999 Tony Ma
2000 David Pham
2001 Men Nguyen
2002 T.J. Cloutier
2003 Men Nguyen
2004 Daniel Negreanu
2005 Men Nguyen
2006 Michael Mizrachi
2007 David Pham
2008 John Phan
2009 Eric Baldwin
2010 Tom Marchese
2011 Ben Lamb
2012 Greg Merson
2013 Daniel Negreanu
2014 Daniel Colman
Freddie's got a Flush?
The animated show ‘The Flinstone’s’ did an episode on poker. Episode 9, Season 2; After telling Wilma that he is going to visit a sick friend, Fred runs off to a poker game, where he wins $200. To explain the money, he tells Wilma that he found the cash, and is dismayed when she places an ad in the newspaper to locate the owner.
"Daniel Colman = High Roller"
EPT Grand Final Super High Roller = €1.5 million
2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open = $1.4 million
WPT Alpha8 London = $957,396
EPT Barcelona Super High Roller = $1.1 million
Daniel Colman is not a fan of 13-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and that's putting it lightly. In 2014, He made critical comments about the 'Poker Brat', calling him a 'cancer to the world' and 'spineless.' Colman, a poker sensation, took some heat for his comments and subsequently posted in a thread on Two Plus Two to clarify his remarks:
Two Plus Two Thread
“Maybe a bit too harsh, not exactly a cancer to society but it definitely doesn't do us any good when people like him shamelessly self-promote and try and sell themselves to you.
Referring to a recent Phil Hellmuth Podcast:
“Listened to five minutes of that podcast and it got me upset listening to him prop himself up, and the interviewer was definitely feeding the ball to him. It brought back the bitter taste I had in my mouth when he came up on the stage after the One Drop win and actually said, 'Congratulations, welcome to the poker world kid.' Never met him apart from that, but I am sure he’s an overall nice guy, just really not a fan of how he conducts himself.”
“I understand I come off poorly attacking Phil in the way I did, let's agree that I was harsh and over the top and didn't do myself any favors. I’m happy to have a dive taken in my almighty Two Plus Two street cred as long as we can focus some parts of the discussion on his overall behavior and his representing of Ultimate Bet. The media has rewarded him for his antics where he is always belittling the other players and constant talking about how he is the greatest. I am sure this has had a positive effect on his bank account, but I am not willing to go cheer him on as a savvy businessman for it. If you are going to profit off being a classless, whiny brat there should be some repercussions such as people calling a spade a spade and telling it like it is, with hopes of putting enough pressure on the person to change their ways without isolating them further (which I may have done)."
“As for his time at UB, if I was him, I don't know how I could live with myself being the face of a company whose owners were super-using and stole millions from players, and then shutting down and not paying out its users. I would love to have him come on Two Plus Two and answer questions about everything.”
The New World Champ?
“Look to the new Main Event champ, Martin Jacobson. Unlike the last champ, he doesn't have to go around saying he's the best in the world after winning. He plays phenomenal poker and carries himself exceptionally well, so his peers are happy to do the talking for him. I think I can speak for any legitimate pro when I say that I want someone like Martin representing the game of poker to the casual fan over an obnoxious brat like Phil Hellmuth who I think makes a complete mockery out of the game with his antics.”