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Worse WSOP $15 Million Win Reaction - Viral Video

Discussion in 'CASINO NEWS' started by Mben, Aug 15, 2014.

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    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    How would you react if you just won a cool $15 million?One of the worst reactions to winning $15 million has just gone viral and it occurred at last month's World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop where Dan Colman walked off with the big prize.From PokerStrategy com:Standing across from Daniel Negreanu and needing a ten to make a straight, Colman almost looked annoyed with having to endure the theatrics of poker's biggest stage.Such was his reaction to winning one of the largest poker prizes of all-time that it's currently going viral and hit almost 200,000 YouTube views within hours of being released.The 23-year-old professional poker player defended his reaction to CardPlayer com. It is not a game where the pros are always happy and living a fulfilling life, he said. To have a job where you are at the mercy of variance can be insanely stressful and can lead to a lot of unhealthy habits. I would never in a million years recommend for someone to try and make it as a poker pro. <a href="http://www.gambling911.com/poker/worst-reaction-winning-15-million-dan-colman-video-goes-viral-081414.html" >source</a>[video=http://youtu.be/fE_0Qt99L60]Below is Colman's statement explaining his position.I really don't owe anyone an explanation but I'll give one.First off, I don't owe poker a single thing. I've been fortunate enough to benefit financially from this game, but I have played it long enough to see the ugly side of this world. It is not a game where the pros are always happy and living a fulfilling life. To have a job where you are at the mercy of variance can be insanely stressful and can lead to a lot of unhealthy habits. I would never in a million years recommend for someone to try and make it as a poker pro.It is also not a game where the amateurs are always happy to be losing their money for the sake of entertainment. The losers lose way more money at this game than winners are winning. A lot of this is money they can't afford to lose. This is fine of course because if someone is dumb enough to gamble with money they cant afford to lose, that's their problem. I'm not really buying that though. In a perfect world, markets are based on informed consumers making rational transactions. In reality, sadly, that's not the case. Markets are based on advertising trying to play on peoples impulses and targeting their weaknesses in order for them to make irrational decisions. I get it if someone wants to go and play poker on their own free will, but I don't agree with gambling being advertised just like I don't agree with cigarettes and alcohol being advertised.It bothers me that people care so much about poker's well-being. As poker is a game that has such a net negative effect on the people playing it. Both financially and emotionally.As for promoting myself, I feel that individual achievements should rarely be celebrated. I am not going to take part in it for others and I wouldn't want it for myself. If you wonder why our society is so infatuated by individuals and their success, and being a baller, it is not that way for no reason. It is there because it serves a clear purpose. If you get people to look up to someone and adhere to the gain wealth, forget all but self motto, then you can get them to ignore the social contract which is very good for power systems. Also it serves as a means of distraction to get people to not pay attention to the things that do matter.These are just my personal views. And yes, I realize I am conflicted. I capitalize off this game that targets peoples weaknesses. I do enjoy it, I love the strategy part of it, but I do see it as a very dark game.<a href="http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/17492-one-drop-winner-daniel-colman-didn-t-talk-to-media-because-he-sees-poker-as-a-very-dark-game" >source</a>

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