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George Danzer Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $10,000 Stud Eight-Or-Better Event

Danzer Earns Fourth Career Bracelet and $338,646 First-Place Prize


George Danzer has done it again. The 33-year-old German poker pro won his fourth gold bracelet Monday night when he topped a 136-player field in the $10,000 stud eight-or-better event at the 2016 World Series of Poker.

For the victory, Danzer collected $338,646 and he now has more than $2.6 million in career tournament earnings. His previous three bracelets came in 2014 in stud eight-or-better, razz and eight-game mix. With four titles, he broke a tie with Dominik Nitsche for the most bracelets by a German player.

“It’s not like you win three every year. That’s tough to do,” Danzer said. “Last year was a brick year for me, so this is becoming a much better year, so far. Everybody always tries to race for bracelets. But we do not have a rivalry among our players. We all try to help each other out and are cheering for each other, but we also try to be the best we can. I hope Dominik wins his fourth soon, so I can then go out and win my fifth."

What makes Danzer’s victory even more impressive is the fact that he was down to his last two outs on seventh street while three-handed, and managed to get there to stay alive in the competition. About an hour later, he was the last man standing.

The final table featured one of the more impressive lineups of the summer. Randy Ohel, who finished runner-up, is having an incredible summer and would be in serious contention for WSOP Player of the Year if it weren’t for Jason Mercier.

Ohel has now finished second in the $10,000 stud eight-or-better event, third in the $3,000 pot-limit Omaha event, 10th in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, fourth in the $10,000 dealer’s choice event and eighth in the $1,500 dealer’s choice event for a total of $491,000.

Justin Bonomo busted in third place, making his third final table of the summer. Bonomo also finish third in the $10,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event and second in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event. When combined with his three other final table appearances this year, Bonomo has earned more than $1.6 million in 2016 and currently sits in second place overall in the Card Player Player of the Year standings.

The final table was rounded out by Esther Taylor-Brady (4th), Todd Brunson (5th), Eli Elezra (6th), Scott Clements (7th), David Grey (8th).

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Finish Player Payout POY Points
1 George Danzer $338,646 660
2 Randy Ohel $209,302 550
3 Justin Bonomo $148,601 440
4 Esther Taylor-Brady $107,551 330
5 Todd Brunson $79,381 275
6 Eli Elezra $59,773 220
7 Scott Clements $45,935 165
8 David Grey $36,044 110

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2016 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

Winner photo courtesy of the WSOP