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Euro Poker Tweets Of The Week

Poker Players Flock To Support Thor Hansen After He Is Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer


This week’s Euro Tweets of The Week focuses on one poker player in particular, Thor Hansen. The news broke early this week that one of poker’s greatest gentlemen was battling cancer. Although Hansen has not made any comment on the matter as of yet or confirmed what social media has been saying, many of his poker friends have expressed their concern and well-wishes.

On Jan. 25 Andreas Hoivold wrote, “It is a very sad day for Norwegian poker. The world’s best Thor Hansen has terminal cancer. He is now in a hospital recovering from surgery.”

Players and media then took over Twitter, Facebook, and TwoPlusTwo in shock and sadness. Here are some of their comments:

Noah Schwartz: “Such sad news to hear Thor Hansen has terminal cancer. One of the nicest ppl ever. My heart & prayers go out to him & his loved ones”

Christian Harder: “So sad to hear Thor Hansen has terminal cancer. A gentleman, legend, and a great all around guy. The original Scandinavian poker icon.”

Matt Savage: “This is horrible, Thor is one of my favorite people!”

Eugene Katchalov: “Really sad to hear about Thor Hansen having terminal cancer. Have known him for many years and much more last few, one of the nicest guys!”

Johnny Lodden: “like most people know Thor Hansen got terminal cancer :( Its really sad to hear that the Godfather of Norwegian poker is this ill. GL m8!”

Kenna James: “Just heard fellow poker player Thor Hansen@epicpoke, is battling cancer. Strength & Courage be with you my friend. You are in my thoughts.”

Doyle Brunson: “I certainly hope the news that Thor Hanson from Norway has terminal cancer is BS. Hope it’s like my RIP Doyle idiots.”

And, “Just got the news that while Thor has terminal cancer, he will probably make it for 3 years or more. #sadnewsbutbetterthannothing”

Well wishes poured in from every corner of the globe from poker fans, players, and media alike. Luck and strength continues to be sent to Hansen, as the poker world hopes and prays for him at this time.