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High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Wins $1.7 Million This Week

Poker Pro Finally Puts A Stop To The Bleeding


Has Gus Hansen finally turned things around on the virtual felt?

Over the past seven days, the poker pro won more than $1.7 million, according to data from tracking site HighstakesDB.

Hansen won almost $1.6 million during a single 19-hour session at the nosebleed limit tables early in the week, according to Full Tilt Poker.

Hansen was competing against the likes of Phil Galfond and Viktor Blom at $2,000-$4,000 limit Omaha eight-or-better. It’s one of Hansen’s better games online.

One of Hansen’s biggest victims over the stretch was unknown KPR16, who lost $700,000.

In addition to PLO8, Hansen won a large six-figure sum at the 2-7 triple draw tables.

The win this week was by far Hansen’s biggest upswing this year. He is still down about $1.3 million on Full Tilt in 2013.

Just last week we reported that Hansen lost more than $300,000, which brought his lifetime losses to more than $9.5 million on Full Tilt Poker over his career while playing on the site under his real name. He fortunately put a big dent into that sum this week.

Hansen was on a $6 million upswing when Black Friday struck in April and Full Tilt Poker shut down that summer. He had to put his heater on hold for months and months. The site relaunched in November 2012 under new ownership, and Hansen, who had millions locked up in his account, started losing massively right away and just now appears to be recovering.

Despite his online failures, Hansen is one of the most successful tournament players of all time. He has won nearly $10 million lifetime on the live scene.

Here’s a look at this year’s biggest winners and losers online:


Viktor “Isildur1” Blom: $4.5 million
cottonseed1: $2.6 million
Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn: $2.5 million
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius: $1.8 million
Tom “durrr” Dwan: $1.5 million


Phil “Polarizing” Ivey: -$2.3 million
Gus Hansen: -$1.3 million
patpatpanda: -$1.3 million
samrostan: -$1.3 million
Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver: -$1.2 million

Figures via HighstakesDB.