Event 8 AU$5,000 8-Game Mixed of the 2014 WSOP APAC started with a field of 48 runners in search of a gold bracelet and the AU$84,600 first prize. The last player standing was none other than George Danzer who now has three gold bracelets and a score of bragging rights!
Final Table Results
The final mixed-game event of the series put cards in the air with a prizepool of AU$225,600 waiting at the end of three days of play. Day 1 ended with about half the field remaining. Day 2 was long and a heart breaker for some as play went down to the top six. Brian Rast had the unfortunate honor of claiming the bubble boy position — his failed to out run the .
Danzer was a short stack but he went to work and soon held the chip lead after doubling through Scott Clements more than once. Then 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel took over the top spot as chipleader. Everything changes in a heartbeat — or the turn of a card — in a poker game and this occasion would only reinforce that statement. For almost three hours no one busted out but once the change rolled in, it was five hands and BOOM, BABY!!! Heads-up for the bracelet!
Sam Khouiss was gone in sixth place. Tino Lechich busted on the next hand when his pair, straight, and low draws didn't happen against Duhamel, who rivered two pair, and Lechich was gone in fifth place.
Ismael Bojang left in fourth place two hands later after tangoing in a monster pot with both Duhamel and Clements in 2-7 triple draw. Duhamel hit the rail in third place when Danzer made an eight-six.
Danzer had the chip lead but Clements didn't slow down on evening out the stacks and then taking the lead. Danzer managed a huge double when his found the perfect flop — — against Clements' . The turn and river left the aces high and dry and gave Danzer a little more than a 6-1 advantage.
Clements put on the grind bag and pulled into the lead again. Danzer was never going to just sit quietly and give up a shot at a WSOP gold bracelet and points for the WSOP Player of the Year award. The pressure was on Clements as Danzer built an 11-1 advantage before the final hand hit.
The No Limit Hold'em orbit just started — first hand out — and Clements put in nine big blinds with the . Danzer called with the . The 10 on the flop held up through the turn and river and Clements was out in second place making this is his fourth runner-up finish in a WSOP event.
Danzer is enjoying one helluva year in poker. This victory gives him a 116.8-point lead (923.5 total points) into the final qualifying events of the WSOP Player of the Year race. Danzer also scored his third WSOP bracelet of the year and he joins an exclusive group of poker players that have achieved the feat: Jeff Lisandro (2009), Phil Ivey (2002), Phil Hellmuth (1993), Ted Forrest (1993), and Puggy Pearson (1973).
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