Tuesday, August 12, 2014

One Drop 2014: Daniel Colman vs. Daniel Negreanu Heads-up

Just posted an article on the heads-up between Daniel Negreanu and Daniel Colman.

The acrobats have left the ESPN stage, the platitudes about bringing water to the needy are but a distant echo, and friends, family members, and the poker elite sit on the edge of their seats, wondering just who will flinch first. 2013 Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu is up against Internet whiz kid Dan Colman and neither is giving an inch. With blinds at 600,000 and 1.2 million, Colman starts heads up play sitting on 68 million in chips and Negreanu with 57 million. Play is guarded at first, with both players sounding each other out through feeler bets, getting in and out of hands before major river decisions arrive.

Continued at https://medium.com/@damonshulenberger/anatomy-of-a-1-million-bust-out-5fc2480ce1e9

From the forthcoming e-book “A One Drop Companion: Inside Poker’s $1 Million Tournament and the Players Who Risk It All.” See previous excerpt “Anatomy of a $1 Million Bust Out.”

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Where Sharks Swim (Progress On One Drop Companion Project)

I am currently preparing a book tentatively titled "A One Drop Companion: Inside Poker’s $1 Million Tournament and the Players Who Risk It All." 

This has proven to be a much more arduous and time-consuming project than originally conceived, as I combine analysis of the actual tournament, which I covered with OnTilt Radio and back stories that interest me as a writer and poker enthusiast. The list of completed sections below give a fairly good idea of the diverse, often controversial subjects covered in this book, which is approaching 100 pages.

1. Heads-up, Daniel Colman vs. Daniel Negreanu 

2. Currents Beneath the One Drop Surface (Where Sharks Swim)

3. To 1 drop or not 1 drop

4. Guy Lalibert√©  – The Entrepreneurial Visionary Behind the One Drop

5. The Circus Master Who Not Only Bent Over, But Supplied the Lube

6. “Hong Kong” Tom and the Birth of the Macao Big Game

7. The Case of the FBI and the Absent Asian Businessmen

8. Daniel Colman - From Dishwasher to Hyper Turbo HU SNG Master

9. What Gratitude? - Reluctant Winner of “A Very Dark Game”

I hope to have the completed work available on Amazon (or a dedicated website) as an e-book by the end of the month. If there are any poker players out there who would like to read and vet sections for accuracy, I am very open to working collaboratively to ensure a fair and accurate story is presented. This book may take off and become a work which general poker enthusiasts rely on to understand current trends in WSOP and high stakes poker. 

Feel free to contact me through this blog and PLEASE visit and like the Facebook page I have created for the book as it progresses toward completion.