WSOP Stat Pack: Three More Players Earn Second Bracelets

George Danzer becomes the first 2014 WSOP double bracelet winner in Las Vegas. (Drew Amato picture)

George Danzer becomes the first 2014 WSOP double bracelet winner in Las Vegas. (Drew Amato picture)

The continued success of George Danzer, the first Dealer’s Choice event at the 2014 World Series of Poker created some additional history, and more fun facts from recent days all appear in this edition of the WSOP Stat Pack. George Danzer now holds a commanding lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race, powered by BLUFF, after earning his second bracelet in Las Vegas, winning the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship. Danzer joins Dominik Nitsche as double bracelet winners at the WSOP and is now in contention for winning the “Stud Triple Crown” as the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship takes place on July 1. The only player to win bracelets in all three stud events in a single year was Jeff Lisandro in 2009.

At the time this article was written, Danzer leads the WSOP POY standings by 312.57 points. To put the lead in perspective, whomever wins the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop will earn 300 points.

The $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Event was a huge success, drawing a field of 419 players, many of whom hope for its return in 2015 with a possible second event at a higher buy-in. Robert Mizrachi earned his second career bracelet, joining his brother Michael Mizrachi as the first set of brothers to win multiple WSOP bracelets.

Brandon Shack-Harris
made his third final final table of the WSOP in Event 43: $1,500 Limit Hold’em. No matter the result, he’ll move back into second place in the WSOP POY race as he attempts to catch up to George Danzer.

The finals of the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship featured bracelet winner Sam Stein against Davide Suriano. The match lasted just 36 hands, as Suriano steamrolled Stein to win his first career bracelet, as Suriano won all but one hand that went to showdown. Stein won just 12 hands: seven with an opening raise or walk, one on the flop, four hands that went to a flop, and one at showdown.

Melissa Burr is considered a cash game player, but she’s had a successful June at the WSOP. All three of her cashes have been top 10 finishes, earning over $100,000. Burr is among four ladies leading with three cashes so far at this year’s WSOP, joined by Jamie Kerstetter, Amanda Baker and Maria Mayrinck.

One player making his tournament wins count is Brian Yoon. Less than one year after his first tournament win – the $1,111 Little One for One Drop, Yoon picked up his second tournament win and another WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed event.

Kevin Saul has wins on the World Poker Tour and WSOP Circuit, but had never made a WSOP final table until this week, finishing eighth in Event 37: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha.

Several WSOP bracelet events have gone an extra day in recent years due to the “hard stop” process put in place by the WSOP tournament staff. There was one outlier as Event 35: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed determined their winner in three days instead of the scheduled four, a WSOP first.

Sean Dempsey made the final table of the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship at the 2013 WSOP, finishing in seventh place. Dempsey made the final table of Event 39: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em, an event that went an addition day, winning over $548,000 and his first bracelet.

Perennial casher Tony Cousineau earned his biggest cash since the 2009 WSOP Europe Main Event with an eighth-place finish for $55,034 in Event 35: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed.

The tournament results page of Brandon Paster consists of just a few cashes, but when he does it’s usually in a Pot Limit Omaha tournament. Paster has six live cashes, five in Pot Limit Omaha tournaments including his best result by a wide margin, winning $264,400 in Event 37: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha.

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