WSOP 2016: Danzer scores six figures in third place Stud bid
The odds were stacked against him from the start. When George Danzer went into last night's WSOP $10,000 Stud championship, he had fewer chips than any of the remaining players. He could've just as easily been out as quickly as he started.
Instead, Danzer went to work as few can, and before anyone could see what was happening, Danzer had the chip lead four-handed. By that point David Benyamine and Steve Weiss had busted and left Danzer with Robert Mizrachi, Matt Grapenthien, and Ted Forrest. Mizrachi ended up knocking Forrest out, and then finished off Danzer, too.
Danzer cashed in third place for $103,230. It marks his first cash of the summer and his deepest WSOP run since 2014 when he won three bracelets.
By the end of the night, Mizrachi had sent Grapenthien packing in second place. Mizrachi's win earned him his fourth WSOP bracelet and $242,662.
Meanwhile, around the rest of the Rio, Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree cashed in the $1000 Top Up Turbo No-Limit Hold'em event in 29th place out of the 667 entries. Kyle Julius went on to win that one later in the night.
Today, the WSOP will be hosting the second $10,000 championship events, one of 15 over the course of the summer. The $10,000 Heads Up Championship, which Team Pro Jake Cody once won, can hold up to 512 players and kicks of at 3pm Vegas time.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis. WSOP photos by PokerPhotoArchive.com