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Dan Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 London!

Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Daniel Colman The first-ever WPT Alpha8 event of Season II has officially crowned a champion! Dan Colman, continuing one of the hottest streaks imaginable, had claimed the title, the amazing trophy, and the £600,000 top prize.

The first event of the season attracted 23 entrants with 17 of those being unique players. There were six re-entries, belonging to Daniel Cates, Max Altergott, Jean-Noel Thorel, Dan Colman, Fabian Quoss and Philipp Gruissem, and both Altergott and Colman took full advantage of their second bullet by making it all the way to the heads-up stage.

Erik Seidel, Philipp Gruissem, Faisal Alfalasi, Fabian Quoss, Igor Kurganov, and Stephen Chidwick were the players to fall short of the final table, and Talal Shakerchi had the big lead entering the final phase, before Colman started to show the table exactly why he has won everything that has been put before him.

Sam Trickett, Christoph Vogelsang, and Vladimir Troyanovskiy fell short of the money, before Sorel Mizzi bubbled the event at the hands of Colman. It was Kdiamond Qdiamond for Colman, Qspade Tspade for Mizzi, and the final four players were in the money.

Isaac Haxton would earn the smallest amount, when he got it in holding Kheart Qclub against the pocket kings of Shakerchi. The American took home £160,000 for his efforts, and he would soon be followed out the door by his vanquisher.

Shakerchi played excellently throughout, but found Colman to be a particular thorn in his side. The Hedge Fund manager exited at the hands of his nemesis when his Adiamond 6heart ran into Colman’s pocket queens. Shakerchi earned £224,000 for his third place finish.

The heads-up phase was between Dan Colman (1.6m) and Max Altergott (700k), and after Altergott found himself with the lead - after a series of double ups - the pair decided to escalate the blind levels and jump straight to 50,000/100,000. That decision resulted in a trio of all-in and calls, with the final one going the way of Colman: J8 v K4, when a second eight hit the flop to hand him yet another huge 2014 major title.

WPT Alpha8 London Results:

1st. Dan Colman - £600,000
2nd. Max Altergott - £350,000
3rd. Talal Shakerchi - £224,000
4th. Isaac Haxton - £160,000

That’s a wrap for our coverage of WPT Alpha8 London. Thanks to the Palm Beach Casino staff for hosting a wonderful event and taking such fine care of the players and staff.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Dan Colman, Max Altergott, Talal Shakerchi, Isaac Haxton, Christoph Vogelsang, Sorel Mizzi, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Sam Trickett, Igor Kurganov, Stephen Chidwick, Fabian Quoss, Faisal Alfalasi, Jean Noel Thorel, Erik Seidel, Philipp Gruissem, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
02:25 AM, 10/08/14

Dan Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 London (£600,000); Max Altergott Eliminated in 2nd Place (£350,000)

Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

For the third hand in a row, the pair have gotten it in. This time Max Altergott has the slight lead with Kspade 4club facing off against the Jdiamond 8heart of Dan Colman.

The board runs out Qheart 8diamond 5heart Aheart 9spade and Colman's pocket eights secure yet another title in what is a quite amazing year.

Max Altergott - 2nd Place (£350,000)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
02:00 AM, 10/08/14

Max Altergott Doubles Through Dan Colman

Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Another very quick all-in and call. This time Dan Colman has Kclub 4spade, Max Altergott has Adiamond 8club, and the board runs out Qheart 6spade 3club 6club Jheart to give Altergott the double up. 

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:58 AM, 10/08/14

Dan Colman Doubles Through Max Altergott

Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

The pair have just gotten it in with Dan Colman's Kclub Jclub trailing the Aspade 8heart of Max Altergott. A jack on the flop giving Colman the lead and it would stay that way until the end. The board ran out Qclub Qheart Jheart Tdiamond 7club and Colman has a stranglehold on the game.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:56 AM, 10/08/14

Dan Colman

Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Max Altergott calls, and Dan Colman checks. The action checks down to the river on a board of Tspade 9club 3spade 2diamond 9spade, and Colman wins it with an uncontested bet of around 130,000.

Sorted In: Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:53 AM, 10/08/14

Max Altergott

Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Max Altergott moves all-in, and Dan Colman folds.

Sorted In: Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:50 AM, 10/08/14

Blind Increase

Level 19: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The players have just agreed to push the blinds forward to 50,000/100,000.

Sorted In: WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:47 AM, 10/08/14

Altergott Doubles Again

Level 19: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Max Altergott has just doubled up once more. He got it in with Aclub 8club, Colman called with Aspade 2club, and the board ran out 8spade 8diamond 3heart 7spade 2diamond, to give Altergott trips.

Altergott ~ 916,000
Colman ~ 1,384,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:46 AM, 10/08/14

Altergott Doubles Through Colman

Level 19: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Max Altergott moves all-in for 217,000, and Dan Colman makes the call.

Showdown

Altergott: Tspade 9diamond
Colman: Aclub 8diamond

Altergott is behind, but very live.

Board: Kspade 9heart 6club Kdiamond 9club

Full house for Altergott and he moves up to 434,000.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:42 AM, 10/08/14

Dan Colman

Level 19: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Dan Colman calls and Max Altergott checks his option.

The action checks down to the river on a board of Kdiamond Jclub 9club 9heart Tspade, and Colman takes the pot with an uncontested 30,000 bet.

Sorted In: Dan Colman, Max Altergott, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
01:39 AM, 10/08/14
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