Danzer Claims Third WSOP Title of 2014

Danzer Claims Third WSOP Title of 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

Germany's George Danzer scooped his third WSOP bracelet of 2014 this weekend after beating all-comers in the $5,000 8-Game Mixed Event Down Under.

After lining up alongside a slew of high level grinders, including Jonathan Duhamel and Scott Clements, Danzer proved he was the most dexterous on Saturday after coming from behind to claim the $84,600 top prize.

The session started with Danzer languishing at the bottom of the chip chart, but as soon as the cards were in the air and the games began rotating he gradually moved into the lead. Through a mixture of well-timed moves and fortune from the poker gods, Danzer was able to book himself a heads-up showdown with the aforementioned Clements.

Despite admitting that his opponent was extremely tough and probably played "perfectly", Danzer was able to make the nuts one too many times for his opponent and clinch the title after his Jd Ts connected with the flop to oust Clements and his Qs 6s.

After raking in the final pot, Danzer was not only presented with his third WSOP bracelet of the year, the first player to achieve such a feat since 2009 (Jeff Lisandro was the last person to do it), but some much needed WSOP POY points. Thanks to another victory, the German pro is now leading Brandon Shack-Harris in the race to become this year's top WSOP performer.

While Danzer was celebrating another monumental win, Phil Hellmuth was left ruing what could have been. Having made it through to the final table of the AU$2,200 NLHE 6-max event, the Poker Brat looked like he was on course for his 14th bracelet.

Unfortunately, a tough set of beats saw him exit in fourth place and Alex Antonios take down the $128,784 top prize.

$5,000 8-Game Mixed Event Final Result:

1st: George Danzer- $84,600
2nd: Scott Clements -$52,340
3rd: Jonathan Duhamel - $34,291
4th: Ismael Bojang - $23,688
5th: Tino Lechich- $17,371
6th: Sam Khouiss - $13,310

Tags: George Danzer, WSOP Asia Pacific