George Danzer proved once again that he is one of the best mixed poker players, after winning the AU$5,000 8-Game Mixed Event at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific. This victory was an important milestone for the German player and it brought him one step closer to winning the player of the year award. He was already ahead and as a result of this victory, he consolidated his position, something that was noted and commented on at http://calvinayre.com/2014/10/15/poker/george-danzer-wins-wsop-apac-event-8-au5000-8-game-mixed-and-takes-a-big-lead-in-the-wsop-player-of-the-year-race/.
Danzer is one of the few players to have won 3 WSOP in a single year, joining a group of poker professionals who can brag about such a personal achievement. Jeff Lisandro, Phil Ivey, Ted Forrest, Puggy Pearson and Phil Hellmuth are the ones who achieved something similar, with all of them being very active at World Series of poker tables. George’s performance is not that surprising, if we consider the number of tournaments he attended this year, but what is impressive is his winning percentage.
Even when he didn’t emerge victorious, the poker professional makes a deep run in these tournaments and he reached the final table of several competitions. He is well-versed in the art of playing Texas hold ‘em, but feels comfortable at Omaha tables, while 8-Game Mixed remains his specialty. As a result of prevailing in the AU$5000 event, he won the bracelet, earned more points in the player of the year race and also collected a paycheck of AU$84,000.
En route to victory, he had to outshine several poker professionals, with the most difficult to beat being Scott Clements and Jonathan Duhamel. Both of them made the final table and added more chips to their stacks by causing the elimination of three other finalists, but in the end they were no match for George. He challenged Jonathan in a big pot when three handed play began and won it all, while securing a significant advantage over the runner-up is
Scott Clements had just 10% of Danzer’s chips and despite his best efforts, he was unable to overcome this deficit. He had to settle for the second-place worth AU$52,000, while George won 30,000 more and the bracelet. Below you can see the complete payout structure: