George Danzer inscribed his name in the history books of poker winning his 3rd WSOP gold bracelet in 2014 at WSOP Asia Pacific Event 8: AU$5,000 8-Game Mixed on Sunday, 12th October. The German poker pro grabbed the top prize of AU$84,600 by defeating a field of 48 players and joined the elite league of players who have won 3 WSOP bracelets in a year that features Jeff Lisandro (2009), Phil Ivey (2002), Phil Hellmuth (1993), Ted Forrest (1993), and Puggy Pearson (1973). In the other 2 events of the World Series of Poker(WSOP) Asia Pacific(APAC) concluded at the Crown Casino, the Australian poker pros Rory Young and Alex Antonios won their 1st WSOP bracelet.
Dealer’s Choice – 8 Game Mix
89 players joined the first mixed-game event of WSOP APAC 2014 which again was dominated by Australians in the end. Brian Rast, the only American to finish in money bagged AU$18,482 before getting eliminated at the 3rd position. Sam Khouiss presented an impressive title fight in the heads-up but was busted in the last Omaha hand with AU$26,402 against the champion Rory Young who took home the coveted WSOP gold bracelet with AU$42,720.
6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
The AU$2,200 buy-in event which drew 243 players generating a huge prize pool of AU$486,000 crowned it champion as Alex Antonios with a hefty AU$128,784 1st spot prize and the glistening WSOP gold bracelet. However, the poker world had all eyes glued to Phil Hellmuth as he chased his WSOP 14th bracelet but ended in disappointment in the 4th position bagging $38,909. Another big winners of the event emerged as in Michael Tran winning $79,646 in the 2nd place and Steven Zhou winning $55,365 in the 3rd.
Mixed Event – 8-game Mix
Only 48 players turned up for this event which saw one of the toughest fights on the WSOP APAC final table with the likes of poker pros like Scott Clements, Jonathan Duhamel and Ismael Bojang. 3 days of thrilling poker action climaxed with George Danzer winning his 3rd bracelet this year with a winning prize of AU$84,600. The Canadian poker pro Scott Clements who reached the final table in chip lead position fall sort of his WSOP 1st bracelet by getting busted in the heads-up against Danzer for AU$52,340. With this win Danzer cemented his pole position much ahead of Brandon Shack-Harris who holds the 2nd spot in the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard.
AU$10,000 Main Event which kicked off yesterday, now makes the epicenter of all poker action at Crown Casino, Melbourne. The 6-day poker event has raised the adrenaline levels in the poker community with pros like Daniel Negreanu, Brandon Shack-Harris, George Danzer and the cricketer turned poker player Shane Warne in the hunt of the much esteemed WSOP Main Event bracelet. Kahle Burns was leading the main event with 148,500 chips, till this news went live.
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