When we caught up with Daniel Colman during one of the early ARIA $25K High Roller breaks, congratulations were in order, as Colman was just a week and a half removed from his first victory of 2017. That win came in the Triton Super High Roller Series HK$250,000 Six Max event and while it was Colman’s first win of the new year, he made note that it was also his first win in the last three years. 

Colman wasn’t stretching the truth either, as his last recorded victory did come in a WPT Alpha8 Main Event in London in 2014. Since, Colman has come dangerously close to a handful of major tournament titles, including a podium finish in the 2015 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop and another podium finish in this year’s $100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas series. Add in a handful of final table results in some of the world’s biggest tournaments and even though Colman hasn’t found himself in the winner’s circle as of late, he’s clearly still a top player in the High Roller arena. 

High Rollers are where Colman does most of his damage and that is why his inclusion in this year’s Super High Roller Bowl means so much. As Colman said earlier, “The Super High Roller Bowl is the pinnacle event for high stakes tournament players. If there is one tournament I want to play this year, it’s this one.” 

He will get his chance thanks to ARIA’s selections and after picking up his first victory of the year last month, Colman followed that Manilla win up with another tonight. He entered the final table with a massive chip lead and while there may have been some bumps in the road, this result never really seemed in doubt.

Colman added to the “Big Three” total that we highlighted earlier today, as he earned $342,240 for his first career ARIA High Roller win and if Colman is making up for a three year absence from the winner’s circle, the rest of the poker world better watch out through the rest of 2017. 

That concludes Poker Central’s coverage of tonight’s ARIA $25K High Roller. Relive all the final table action here and Poker Central will return tomorrow for the final event of the series, a $50K High Roller, which begins at 2 PM. Thanks for following and we will see you then.