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Gus Hansen: Climbing Out of the High-Stakes Dungeon

Gus Hansen: Climbing Out of the High-Stakes Dungeon

by Brian Pempus |  Published: May 24, 2011


Gus Hansen’s situation can be loosely compared to that of a couple of players from the 1994 major league baseball strike, which ended the season prematurely in early August. During that summer, Matt Williams of the San Francisco Giants had a chance to break Roger Maris’ single-season record of 61 home runs. Williams had hit 43 home runs when the strike forced the cancellation of the remaining 47 games of the regular season. Ken Griffey Jr., who also was on pace to approach the record, ended the season with one fewer home run than Williams, and was quoted as saying that they chose a poor season to have a good year. And Hansen picked the wrong time to put up his best-ever online results. However, Hansen is a stubborn guy, and just like baseball, online poker will make a comeback. After falling about $10 million into the red from playing ...

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