Gus Hansen

gus hansen bioGustav Hansen was born in Copenhagen February 13, 1974 and is a Danish poker player in his youth was also a great backgammon player, “Great Dane”, this is his nickname, is widely considered among the best performers in the world of this game, in all its variants. It owes its fame, as well as the victories, his aggressive style and seemingly open-minded, which leads him to play hands that any other player would pass, succeeding most of the time to win. Thanks to his results, he joined the Full Tilt Poker Team Pro career has won 10 international tournaments, including a title of WSOP Europe, 4 titles on the World Poker Tour (absolute record), and October 2007 located on the 26th place in all-time earnings of over $ 5 million. In 2004 he was voted one of the 50 sexiest men in the world by the readers of People Magazine, Hansen holds much that his name is pronounced correctly, that “Gus”, rather than the Americanized “Gas”. In February 2005 he will consecrate the event that Hansen as absolute star of poker, namely the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament. The Danish player gets access to what is considered, from a technical standpoint, one of the best final tables ever seen in a tournament, involves both the two-time world champions Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, two-time Player of the Year TJ Cloutier, Phil Ivey and Chip Reese, championship once in the head, and the award-winners of the tournaments of the World Poker Tour Barry Greenstein and Howard Lederer, over the same Hansen. The event is broadcast by NBC two hours before the Super Bowl, proving a great success, and the success of Hansen allows him to become one of the giants of the game, in addition to him pocketing 1,000,000 dollars. Since then, Hansen graduated winner of seven other tournaments, the most important of which is the Aussie Millions in January 2007 in Melbourne, a victory that allowed him to pocket $1,192,919. By March 2008, his winnings amounted to $ 5,410,926, a figure that allows him to stand at 27th place among the all-time earnings. On 26 September 2010 he won his first bracelet in Event 4 of the WSOP Europe: Heads-up No Limit Hold’em High Roller £ 10,000 + 350 against Jim Collopyi.

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