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George Danzer Wins Second Bracelet Of 2014 In WSOP $10,000 Stud Eight-or-Better Championship

German Pro Defeats John Racener Heads-Up To Capture Title and $352,696 In Prize Money


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George Danzer is having an incredible summer at the 2014 World Series of Poker. He began his run at the Rio with a fifth-place finish in the $10,000 triple draw deuce-to-seven lowball championship for $70,308, and then a week later going on to win his first gold bracelet in the $10,000 razz championship for another $294,792. The following week he notched two more cashes, finishing 39th in the $2,500 Omaha / stud eight-or-better and ninth in the $10,000 six-max no-limit hold’em championship event. Now just three days removed from that deep run he has done it again, this time emerging victorious in the $10,000 stud eight-or-better championship event, topping a field of 134 players to win his second gold bracelet and $352,696.

“This is probably a similar field to the other one [that I won],” said Danzer after play his most recent win. “These championship level events always draw the best players. It was never easy. It’s just a different Stud variation, but the players are the same. I’d say this is just as satisfying to win as my other one.”

Danzer entered the final day of this event with the chip lead, but would have to contend with an incredibly tough remaining field that included Todd Brunson (13th – $25,569), Ted Forrest (11th – $29,399), ESPN commentator Norman Chad (10th – $34,550), John Monnette (8th – $41,277 ), David Singer (7th – $50,018 ), Jeffrey Lisandro (5th – $77,238), Brian Hastings (4th – $98,828) and Calvin Anderson (3rd – $136,490). Danzer, Anderson and Forrest were all going for their second bracelet of the summer.

John RacenerIn the end it came down to 2010 WSOP main event runner-up John Racener and Danzer battling heads-up for the title. Danzer took just over a 3-to-2 chip lead into the final showdown, but was quickly able to stretch the lead until on the final hand he paired kings on fifth street and was able to hold up against Racener, who could only musted a pair of queens by seventh street. Racener earned $136,490 for his second WSOP runner-up finish.

Hardware and money weren’t the only things being awarded at this final table. Danzer also earned 660 Card Player Player of the Year points for his victory, catapulting him into 21st place in the overall POY standings with his three titles and four total final tables garnering 1,967 points so far and year-to-date earnings of $762,693. Third-place finisher Calvin Anderson also made a big move in the POY race after being awarded the 440 points from this event. Anderson has made five final tables this year, with his one win coming in the $1,500 stud eight-or-better event just a few days ago. He now sits in 14th place in the rankings with 2,114 points and year-to-date earnings of $526,335.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 George Danzer $352,696 660
2 John Racener $217,935 550
3 Calvin Anderson $136,490 440
4 Brian Hastings $98,828 330
5 Jeffrey Lisandro $77,238 275
6 Christopher George $61,594 220
7 David Singer $50,018 165
8 John Monnette $41,277 110

*Winner photo courtesy of the WSOP

For more coverage from the 2014 summer series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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