German poker pro George Danzer makes history this year with winning his first two WSOP golden bracelets in a short period of time, making serious attempts to also win the World Series of Poker Player of the Year award.
There is no surprise in Danzer’s recent extraordinary success, as he has taken part in numerous final tables, but hadn’t won up till now. All this changed last month when he achieved not one, but two impressive wins, which placed him on the top of the WSOP POY leaderboard (745.20 points) with extremely high chances to win this prestigious award.
George Danzer wins two WSOP gold bracelets for a month
• German pro has extensive experience in online poker games
• He won his first bracelet on June 8th at the first-ever $10,000 Seven Card Razz event
• The second one came after victory at the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better Championship later the same month
Danzer, who has extensive practice in German poker rooms is part of the online Team PokerStars Pro and has shown excellent results in the last year, reaching on average one final table per year, at the last six WSOP tournaments.
He took part in 133 tournaments for just two and a half weeks and finished tied for the second position on the Player of the Series leaderboard during the 2014 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker.
In total, the player has two WCOOP bracelets – in shorthanded pot-limit Omaha and in no-limit Hold’em. When it come to SCOOP the situation is even better as he has four bracelets from different games – PL Omaha, Limit Badugi, NL 2-7 Single Draw and NL Hold’em.
His practice and success in online poker games, which follow international and US gambling laws, definitely laid a very solid foundation, which helped him win his WSOP bracelets.
In an interview for PokerListings from 2013, Danzer explained that WSOP was breeze in comparison to online poker: “(Online tournament series) are harder. There are a lot more tournaments and you only have a five-minute break. Its two weeks where I have no days off. Here I bust from an event and I can choose to not play the next event.”
When it comes to winning cash at WSOP tables, George’s first one was in the distant 2006, when he won at the $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo. He brought cash home from it for three consecutive years and this year he was 34th. The last two years running, he made the final table.
Both in 2012 and 2013 he had very good chances against all the top players in the tournament, reaching several final tables. All this success naturally led to this year’s great triumph of the player, which brought him two bracelets in no time and the real chance to also grab the Player of the Year award.
WSOP gold bracelets
His final tables’ victory set began on June 8th when he won the first-ever $10,000 Seven Card Razz event overcoming five past WSOP champions from the line up and winning his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and a total of $294,792.
Then followed his second success in the middle of the month during the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better Championship, when he won the gold bracelet and first prize of $352,696.
Danzer came into the third day as chip leader and managed to neutralize several great opponents at the final table – Brian Hastings, Calvin Anderson, Jeff Lisandro and David Singer – all of whom were past bracelet winners.
The total if his two WSOP titles added up to $772,374, which made almost 40% of his $1,942,812 total career live tournament earnings, since the beginning of the 2014 WSOP.
2014 is a living dream for George Danzer and despite the fact that there is still possibility for another player to grab the Player of the Year award, his games this year will remain in the poker history books.
And let’s not forget it’s just July, so he has plenty of time to show his talent in numerous future events until the end of the year and to make millions of poker fans extremely satisfied and entertained by his performances.