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Kill Gus

by Padraig Parkinson |  Published: Nov 01, 2013


It’s not too difficult to look like a class act at a two week poker festival that coincides with the Galway races. Being able to stand upright some of the time is more than enough to get you through the qualifiers. Remembering the bar person’s name (and your own of course) some of the time is the clincher. Coming back into the poker room from an unofficial drink break and being able to remember in what general area of the room your poker table is situated is considered showing off and is probably an indication that you’re English. Gus Hansen was there for the full fortnight this year and, on the rare occasions he was surgically removed from the pacman machine, put on a demonstration of how a sponsored player should conduct him(or her)self that was nothing short of a masterclass. He mucked in in the charity event, played some ...

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