George Danzer Captures 2014 World Series of Poker Player of the Year George Danzer Captures 2014 World Series of Poker Player of the Year
Christian Zetzsche - PokerStars

German Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer won his third World Series of Poker bracelet this year, and along with the elimination of Brandon Shack-Harris from the WSOP APAC High Roller Event, has wrapped up the 2014 Player of the Year.

“I’m still delirious and don’t know if I will ever realize what has happened,” Danzer said upon learning the news. “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,” he added.

Danzer won his first two WSOP bracelets of his career within a one week span earlier this summer in Las Vegas. He first took down Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship to win his first bracelet, defeating Shack-Harris heads-up for the title. The Chicago native Shack-Harris had already defeated the largest field in WSOP history for a non-Hold’em event to capture his first ever bracelet in Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and the Player of the Year lead.

Just days later, Danzer struck gold again with a victory in Event #38: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better. In Melbourne Australia, Danzer won his third WSOP bracelet in the AU $5,000 8-Game Mixed Event for AU $84,600 (US $74,768). He also cashed in two other WSOP events down under.

In all, Danzer recorded 10 cashes in 2014 WSOP events totaling $867,649 for his efforts. In addition, Danzer has also secured his entry into the 2015 WSOP Main Event as part of his prize for becoming Player of the Year, and a banner acknowledging his accomplishments will be displayed at the World Series of Poker for years to come.