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$14 Million In Full Tilt Poker Losses For Gus Hansen

Danish Player Sinks Further Into Unbelievable Hole


Gus Hansen lost more than $200,000 on Thursday, which brings his lifetime losses on the Full Tilt Poker software to $13,998,140, according to HighstakesDB.

Hansen dropped $2 million over the past seven days to send his career deficit on the software to a new all-time low. Hansen has about double the losses of the second-worst tracked online poker account in history.

In 2013, Hansen has lost a staggering $7.5 million over around 157,000 hands.

He has had only a couple of noteworthy upswings over the past 10 months.

Here’s a look at his 2013 HighstakesDB graph.

Most of Hansen’s action these days comes at the nosebleed limit Omaha eight-or-better and limit deuce-to-seven triple draw tables. His recent losses have not been the result of gambling it up in massive big-bet games such as pot-limit Omaha or no-limit hold’em.

Card Player has been covering Hansen’s plunge for much of this year. In August he had reached $10.4 million in lifetime losses; before the end of October he was down $12 million; and just four days ago it was $13.5 million in the hole.

No one in the online poker world has been losing like Hansen lately.

On the flip side of things, Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker had a great past seven days by winning more than $500,000. The German is now the top performer this year with $3.7 million in profits. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom lost $100,000 this week, but has been playing pretty consistently as of late. He is the second biggest winner on the year with around $3.4 million in earnings.

Some of the game’s top online poker grinders have opted out of being tracked on HighstakesDB, so a full look at a leader board is not very accurate or useful.



8 years ago

Playing chit hands out of position and luckboxing made Gus a TV star in the early days of poker, I guess the luck has run out.


8 years ago

He's obviously a talented poker player in live tournaments; it hasn't been just luck. But, continuing to flush millions down the toilet at the nose bleed levels is incomprehensible.


8 years ago

I have commented before on this, so no need to really pile on. Just add that most reports have his 'live' play tournament winnings surpassed by his total buy-ins of lifetime tournaments. Talented 'live' poker player? No, just not as bad as an 'online' poker player. Overall, one of the worst poker players in the history of poker. The 'pros' know it, just not some of the public. Pros salivate when he is in a game. Wonder why.......


8 years ago

Do you remember what Freddy Deeb said in the inaugural WPT event at Bellagio to Shana Hiatt when Hansen sucked out against him to eliminate Deeb. He said " I wish i could play with this guy everyday for the rest of my life." Deeb knows a lucky play from a bad player.