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George Danzer wins WSOP Player of the Year

17 October 2014

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Team Pro, George Danzer, has won the 2014 World Series of Poker Player of the Year award, fending off the challenge of American player Brandon Shack-Harris at the WSOP Asia Pacific event in Melbourne.

Danzer usurped Brandon Shack-Harris at the top of the POTY leaderboard during the WSOP APAC festival, by winning his third World Series bracelet of the year in the AU $5,000 8-Game Mixed Event for AU $84,600 (US $74,768) and cashing in two other events.

Reflecting on his win, Danzer said: “I’m still delirious and don’t know if I will ever realize what has happened. My goal since 2005 was to win a bracelet and I’ve fought hard every year for one. Then it happened, and a week later again. From there, everything else just developed it by itself. It’s similar to golf – you just change a tiny thing in your swing and suddenly you are successful.”


Danzer won his first and second WSOP bracelets earlier this year in Las Vegas, taking down the $10k Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo and Razz events for a combined haul of nearly $650,000. He cashed a total of 10 times in WSOP events this year for a total of $867,649, made five final tables, and amassed 923.5 POTY points, which was nearly 100 points more than runner-up, Shack-Harris, and 365 points more than John Hennigan who came third.

Danzer’s incredible run this year has taken his live tournament winnings to $2,073,305.

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