WSOP round-up: George Danzer wins second and Negreanu in hunt for the heads-up title

Over halfway through the 2014 WSOP and we have our first two-time bracelet winner, PokerStars pro George Danzer

Sam Trickett went into the 2014 WSOP with high hopes of a bracelet, but it’s been lean times for the UK high-stakes pro so far. His only cash has come in Event 35, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed tourney. Sam Trickett led the field after Day 1 and was still stacked going into the final day, but he was knocked out in 11th spot in a race, his Fives getting crushed by Brian Yoon’s A-9 on a A-A-8-7-3 board. Everest Poker has been running a promotion giving their players a share of 10% of Trickett’s 2014 WSOP spoils and this kicks the pot off. His $33,734 cash puts $3,373 into the mix but Trickett – and the mass of Everest players ­– will be hoping for a lot more to come.

Brian Yoon went on to win the tournament for $633,341, an amount eerily close to his previous biggest cash – $663,727 for winning last year’s mammoth $1,111 Little One for One Drop event.

Event 35 – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed

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George the second

It’s been an excellent summer so far for PokerStars pro George Danzer. The German player became the first player to win two bracelets at this year’s WSOP when he topped Event 38, the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship. He added $352,696 to his war chest, to go with the $294,792 from his victory in Event 18, and the $124,886 from his other three cashes (including a 5th place finish in Event 5). That’s a mere $772,374 from a mix of stud, NLHE, Omaha, razz and triple draw tournaments.

Event 38 – $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship

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Negreanu’s time?

Elsewhere, Daniel Negreanu is still doing his best to carry Phil Ivey through their bracelet bets. Before the WSOP the two took a significant number of wagers that they’d win a bracelet between them at evens. Negreanu has come the closest to winning the bet with a series of near misses, including a runner-up spot. Ivey has only managed one cash (22nd in Event 12) in a hugely disappointing WSOP so far.

Negreanu is now down to the final 16 in Event 40, the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship. It’s a strong field, with Negreanu, Jason Koon, the UK’s Max Silver and Erik Seidel still in the hunt for gold. Play begins again tonight at 9pm UK time, when the plan is to play down to the final four, or possibly even the Championship match itself. You can watch the Championship match tomorrow night at

$10,000 Heads-Up Championship final 16

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