George Danzer wins WSOP Player of the Year

At one point last summer, you could have sat up late at night watching two of poker's finest gentlemen play Razz at the World Series of Poker. Brandon Shack-Harris faced off against Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer in a match that could've gone either way. Both men were having ridiculously good summers at the WSOP. By the time that summer was done, both men were in contention to win the WSOP Player of the Year title.

Late last night, just as it did over that Razz table in Vegas, the title went to Danzer.

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Shack-Harris sits by as Danzer celebrates his bracelet at the 2014 WSOP

Shack-Harris and Danzer both went to Australia for the WSOP APAC events. Again, both had great showings, but Danzer did it just a little better by winning a third bracelet.

It made the Team Pro part of history. After struggling for years to get gold around his wrist for the first time, he won all three of his WSOP bracelets in the same year, an accomplishment only a few people have achieved. Shack-Harris needed a big finish in one of the last two WSOP APAC events. He didn't get it. With that, Danzer became the WSOP Player of the Year.

Danzer had this to say on Twitter after it was over.

With that, we offer our congratulations to two of the nicest men in poker on a well-fought battle, and our biggest applause to Team Pro George Danzer, WSOP Player of the Year.

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