Threes A Charm For George Danzer At WSOP APACOctober 13, 2014 1:17 pm
Having already picked up two WSOP bracelets earlier this year at the WSOP in Las Vegas, Germany’s George Danzer has completed a hat-trick of gold bracelet wins after taking down the WSOP APAC $5k 8 Game Mixed Event in Australia for A$84,600 (US$74,768).
The 31 year-old pro now becomes one of just six players ever to have won 3 WSOP bracelets in one year, alongside Puggy Pearson, Phil Hellmuth, Ted Forrest, Phil Ivey and Jeff Lisandro, and following his remarkable feat, Danzer said:
“I came to Australia to compete for Player of the Year and now this bracelet win is a bonus. 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.”
A total of 48 players turned out for the $5k 8 Game Mixed tournament (Event #8) to create a prize pool worth $225,600 with just six places then getting paid. By the time the final table of six had been set, notable pros still in contention included Jonathan Duhamel, Scott Clements, Tino Lechich, George Danzer, cash game specialist Ismael Bojang, and Sam Khouiss.
Scott Clements then eliminated Khouiss in 6th ($11,673) and Ismael Bojang in 4th ($20,774), while Jonathan Duhamel did likewise to Tino Lechich in 5th ($15,234) before Danzer sent him to the rail in 3rd ($30,073) to usher in a heads-up against Clements for the bracelet.
As the final showdown commenced, Danzer held a 4-to-3 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and after a hard-fought battle the deciding hand was eventually played on a NL round with Clementsand Danzer all-in preflop holding Qs-6s and Jd-10s, respectively. The board subsequently rolled out 10c-3h-2d-Kd-2c to consign Scott Clements to a runner-up finish worth $45,902, while George Danzer picked up his third gold bracelet.
“On this final table I was happy to play all the games,” explained Danzer. “Sometimes it happens when there are Stud-Hi specialists who have played for 20 years in New York and I don’t feel comfortable playing Stud-Hi against them. But this was a mixed table with some No Limit Hold’em players who are good at the mixed games like Jonathan, Ismael and Scott. They are good at all games, but they aren’t Stud-Hi specialists or anything like that.”
Final Table Results:
1 George Danzer $74,193
2 Scott Clements $45,902
3 Jonathan Duhamel $30,073
4 Ismael Bojang $20,774
5 Tino Lechich $15,234
6 Sam Khouiss $11,673