George “Tricky Scarfy” Danzer is on a hot streak in this year’s World Series of Poker. The German is currently leading the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year race thanks to one Seven Card Razz win, one Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball final table, and two other cashes in the Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8-or-Better event and the $10,000 No Limit Hold’Em Six-Handed Championship.
But that’s not all; Danzer is also atop the chip leaderboard in Event #38: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8-or-Better with only one day left and 12 players remaining. He started Day 2 of the tournament as the chip leader and never abandoned the top, surviving ten grueling levels to enter the final day with the best chance to win the bracelet.
Brian Hastings, Ted Forrest, Calvin Anderson, Richard Sklar, Todd Brunson, and ESPN commentator Norman Chad are among those who will try to stop Danzer in his quest for a second 2014 WSOP win. Can they do it?
Note that the German is not the only bracelet winner looking down at his competition. 2010 WSOP Event #54 winner Marcel Vonk had his fair share of success in Event #37: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha. Unlike Danzer, though, he climbed the chip ladder near the end by capitalizing on the misfortunes of Erick Lindgren and starting chip leader Fabrice Soulier. Both players seemed to dominate the field only to be eliminated before the end of Day 2.
Soulier had at one point a 382,000-chip stack but since we’re talking about the high-variance PLO, he lost all of it in a matter of 90 minutes. The same story goes for Lindgren, who was crippled in a massive three-way pot to eventually hit the rail in 13th place.
The play stopped with 11 still in the mix and will resume later today at 1 PM Pacific Time. What do the cards hold in store?
Also, Event #39: $3,000 NLHE kicked off today and from an initial field of 992 players, only 205 have a stack in front of them entering Day 2. German Daniel Makowsky holds the biggest of them all but he’ll definitely have to watch out for the hungry wolves behind him that are waiting for any opportunity to hunt him down. Among them, one-time bracelet winner James Mackey, 2014 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic winner Matt Lapossie, 2014 WPT Championship winner Keven Stammen, high roller Fabian Quoss, and online legend Chris Moorman have the most experience to survive yet another day in the Sin City. Will they make it? Stick around and find out in the next few days.