WSOP 2014: George Danzer wins first WSOP bracelet

Let's go back a few weeks ago to a night in late April when Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer won a side event at EPT Monaco. It was time to take the winner's photo, and Danzer was messing it all up.

As Howard Swains wrote at the time, Danzer told the photographer, "I've never won a live tournament before."

No one believed him, but it was true. Despite all his success, Danzer had never had to sit for a winner's photo.

But the next day--after being told of how close he'd come and how many times--Danzer mused that now it was time to head off to Vegas and try to win something a little bit bigger than a side event.

So, now let's go back just a couple of hours ago when this happened.

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Danzer and friends (Photo: Jamie Thompson/Poker Photo Archive)

Yes, folks, that is Danzer, surrounded by his friends in the wee hours of a Las Vegas night after winning the $10,000 Razz Championship for $294,792.

Danzer beat out 111 other players in the lowball extravaganza, including fellow Team Pro Daniel Negreanu who bubbled the final table, mixed game powerhouse David "Gunslinger3" Bach (8th place), and Brandon Shack-Harris (runner-up), the man who has already won a bracelet this year at the WSOP.

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Victory! (Photo: Jamie Thompson/Poker Photo Archive)

This was Danzer's ninth WSOP cash. And would you believe that all but one of those cashes was a final table?

Seriously, in the four years Danzer has been cashing at the WSOP, he's now made eight final tables and placed 14th once. Now, he has a bracelet. No doubt, that celebration above is genuine.

So, now Danzer (with two live wins under his belt now) can relax a little bit in front of the camera.

Congrats, George!

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