Danzer Claims WSOP POY

Danzer Claims WSOP POY

Friday, 17 October 2014

Germany's George Danzer has clinched the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year title after a successful run in the latest festival Down Under.

Joining his fellow title contenders, Brandon Shack-Harris and Daniel Negreanu, in Australia for the WSOP APAC, Danzer managed to claim his third bracelet of 2014 earlier this week in the 8-Game Mix. Not only did that win make him the sixth player in history to ever win three WSOP titles in a single year, but it gave him a huge point boost in the race for the POY title.

However, Shack-Harris wasn't out of the race and despite needing a mammoth effort in the WSOP APAC Main Event he pushed things to the wire. Unfortunately, the American couldn't quite make it deep enough and eventually hit the rail in 17th place to leave Danzer the top WSOP performer of 2014 with 10 cashes and three bracelets.

Since bursting onto the live scene back in 2006, Danzer has banked more than $2 million in live earnings as well as a slew of titles. However, his latest achievement is certainly his most impressive and puts his name among some of the finest in the game, including former WSOP APAC winners: Daniel Negreanu, Jeff Lisandro and Allen Cunningham.

Aside from the adulation of his peers, Danzer will receive free entry into the 2015 WSOP Main Event and a place in the festival's history books.

Capping off his victory, Danzer tweeted about the news soon after it was announced:

Tags: George Danzer, WSOP Player of the Year