Dan Colman Wins Third 'King of the Hill' on Poker Night in America

There have now been three, four man heads-up "King of the Hill" tournaments played on Poker Night in America and there have now been three different winners as Dan Colman joins Olivier Busquet and Phil Hellmuth as winners of the televised spectacle.

In the first round/semi-final Colman beat defending champion (and close personal friend) Olivier Busquet while his opponent in the final, Brandon Adams had already overcome current WSOP Main Event champ Scott Blumstein to book his shot at the $200,000 winner-takes-all first place prize money.

All the action took place once again at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the semi-finals of the invitational event taking place on Wednesday evening with the final taking place in a best of three heads-up sit and go format last night.

Colman would undoubtedly have gone into the match as the favourite considering he used to be a heads-up NLHE sit and go professional, and was one of the biggest ever winners of high stakes hyper-turbo heads-up sit and gos, where he earned his reputation as well as millions of dollars. He was also by far the more successful live tournament player, with over $26.8m in live tourney cashes compared to Adams' $2.7m.

Above: Brandon Adams reaches for his chips in what turned out to be his last move of the night as he busts for the second time in the final to Dan Colman

The first match of the final was a pretty quick affair, lasting just half an hour. It was an aggressive match with some big pots and big bluffs. Adams actually took a commanding 2:1 lead within the first twenty minutes, up 135k to Colman's 65k, although just a few minutes later he lost a huge 150k pot when Colman shoved all-in preflop with {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and Adams called with {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. The flop was a safe one for Adams who was just two cards away from taking round 1 when the {A-Clubs} hit the turn and gave Colman a 3:1 chip lead. Colman wrapped up round 1 on the very next hand when his {J-Hearts}{2-Hearts} made a full house on a {4-Hearts} {2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} {10-Hearts} board. Colman went all-in on the river and Adams, incorrectly sensing a bluff, called off the remainder of his stack.

The second match was no longer, and this time there were no huge pots, just a series of pots going Colman's way as he rather quickly decimated his opponents stack. The end came when Colman flopped top pair on a {4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} board and put Adams all-in. Adams thought hard about calling with bottom pair and eventually decided once again to call Colman's bluff. There was no bluff, however, and Colman won round 2 and the match to become the third Poker Night in America 'King of the Hill'.




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