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George Danzer Wins Third World Series of Poker Bracelet In Australia

German Pro Defeats Scott Clements Heads-Up To Take Lead In 2014 WSOP POY Title

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Heading into the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific George Danzer and Brandon Shack-Harris were locked into a very close battle for this year’s WSOP Player of the Year award. Shack-Harris looked like he just might have secured the lead when he finished sixth in the $1,650 AUD no-limit hold’em “terminator” event. Danzer made a final table a few days after that, but fell short of accumulating the points he needed to seize the lead.

In the final prelim of the WSOP APAC before the closing one-two punch of the $10,000 AUD no-limit hold’em main event and the $25,000 AUD high roller event Danzer found a way to not only make another final table, but come out on top. The German pro emerged victorious from a field of 48 players in the $5,000 AUD eight-game mix to win his third gold bracelet of 2014, becoming only the sixth player in history to win three in a single year, joining the likes of legends like Puggy Pearson, Phil Hellmuth, Ted Forrest, Phil Ivey and Jeff Lisandro.

“I came to Australia to compete for Player of the Year and now this bracelet win is a bonus,” said Danzer after the win. “I can’t even grasp it right now because I was good with just busting, drinking my juice and going out the door with my player of the year points.”

Danzer now has the lead in the WSOP POY race with only two events remaining. He also earned 180 points in the Card Player Player of the Year race, moving into 31st place in the overall standings.

Danzer topped a tough final table in this small-field event, outlasting the likes of Ismael Bojang (4th – $20,774), 2010 WSOP main event champion Jonathan Duhamel (3rd – $30,073) and two-time bracelet winner Scott Clements (2nd – $45,902).

Danzer took a 4-to-3 chip lead into the final heads-up battle with Clements. The two battled it out for a while, with Clements getting incredibly short, mounting a big comeback, and then eventually slipping back down to an 11-to-1 disadvantage by the time the final hand arose.

Clements moved all-in from the button with the QSpade Suit6Spade Suit and Danzer called with the JDiamond Suit10Spade Suit. The board ran out 10Club Suit3Heart Suit2Diamond SuitKDiamond Suit2Club Suit to secure Danzer the win.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 George Danzer $74,193 180
2 Scott Clements $45,902 150
3 Jonathan Duhamel $30,073 120
4 Ismael Bojang $20,774 90
5 Tino Lechich $15,234 75
6 Sam Khouiss $11,673 60