Daniel Zack Moves To The Top Of The WSOP Player of the Year Standings With Victory

It has been a hugely successful World Series of Poker already for Daniel Zack, as he would have been brimming with confidence ahead of the Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better Championship this past week. Going into the event, he had already picked up one victory at the WSOP, which saw him capture a second bracelet.

However, he wasted little time in getting his hands on a third bracelet as he followed up with a victory in the recent event. Find out how he managed to come out on top in the WSOP event here.

Zack Holds On After Gruelling Event

The event this past week wasn’t for the feint hearted, as the 40th event of the WSOP lasted for well over eight hours. However, it was to be a memorable success for Daniel Zack, as he managed to hold on to claim success at Ballys and Paris, Las Vegas. The win saw him pick up a third golden bracelet, and was the second that he has won during the WSOP this year. That victory was also enough to see him move clear at the top of the standings in the race for WSOP Player of the Year.

However, there is still a long way to go, as Zack will be aware that he will need to keep him momentum going if he is to end the year with the honor that he wants. As well as the two wins that he has recorded, Zack has also cashed out on five occasions, and has finished on the final table on a further three occasions. Victory in this event saw Zack take home $324,174 in prize money, which was over $100,000 more than the player that finished second. The American has now won over $2 million in career earnings, and is the 16th highest earner at the poker table from New Jersey.

Competitive Final Table

The action on the final table came thick and fast, as there were some extremely talented players involved in the 40th event of the WSOP. David Funkhouser was the closest challenger to Zack, as the American finished in second place and cashed out for just over $200,000. It was a fine return for the star, and he could be a player to keep an eye on over the coming weeks and months as the action in the WSOP steps up a gear.

Ziya Rahim was next on the leaderboard, as he finished third overall for $147,800. Eric Kurtzman and Shaun Deeb rounded off the top five places for the event, with the latter picking up returns of $83,465. Only two other players were in contention on the final table, with Chad Eveslage finishing the competition in sixth for $63,914 and Brian Hastings finishing the event in seventh. Hasting was the first player to exit the competition at the final table, and won $49,571 in prize money for his strong performance.