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High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Starts 2014 Off By Dropping $700,000

Poker Pro Now In The Hole Nearly $15.6 Million Lifetime

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It is hard to put into words how terrible Gus Hansen was on Full Tilt Poker in 2013. He lost a staggering sum of around $8.4 million.

To start 2014, he has already dusted off $698,000, according to HighstakesDB.

He started off the year on a tiny upswing, winning around $200,000, but with most miniature Hansen upswings, it was quickly followed by gut-wrenching defeats.

The “Gus Hansen” screen name on Full Tilt, which has been in existence since 2005, has now dumped $15,570,941 over 1,383,512 hands, according to the tracking data.

He is a sponsored player by the site, which is now owned by PokerStars.

His account is by far the most abysmal in the history of online poker.

Despite the losses, especially the deficit over recent memory, Hansen continues to play often and against the games best players, grinders such as Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene and Jens “Ingenious89” Kyllönen. While Hansen used to gamble it up big in pot-limit games, these days he is usually seen at fixed limit tables, albeit still at the highest stakes.

While Hansen has been getting crushed as per usual, Tollerene and Blom have been winning. The Texan is up around $750,000 this year so far, while Blom has profits of around $225,000. Both players were among the top earners from 2013.

Dan “Jungleman12” Cates, who was crushing the high-stakes world in the pre-Black Friday days, has started off this year with a solid $115,000 in winnings. He was pretty quiet last year, winning just $400,000. He’s up $7.5 million lifetime on Full Tilt.

Joining Hansen on the loser leader board to start 2014 were Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius and Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky, who had a disastrous 2013 despite being the biggest winner from online poker in 2012. Maybe his opponents have figured him out?

 
 
 
 

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jimmytang
over 7 years ago

How can one one sustain these kind of losses - backers ?,
does he has this kind of bankroll ?

It just does not add up unless he's getting paid incredible sums by Fulltilt and we all know that kind of scheme is not sustainable .

Very fascinating but it really does not make sense how you one keep losing that kind of money - I guess his rake back deal must be pretty sweet at those levels..

But it doesn't add up..

He's been very good for poker but is now a poker child for how dangerous online is and knowing when to quit - there is no way he's recouping that kind of money...

 
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leebuford
over 7 years ago

I'm up $550 in our weekly Thursday night $30 buy in - $30/$20 R/A. I was up $600 until last nights action where I dropped a cool $50. I was short stacked most of the night and pushed JJ from SB shortly after the break. Steve W. snapped called w/ AK where he flopped an Ace and rivered a King giving him two pair and sending me to the rails. I wished all good luck (not really meaning it) and headed home. This morning I am plotting my revenge...wish me luck.

 
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bigvert
over 7 years ago

Go get 'em Leebuford good luck!!!

 
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TandG21
over 7 years ago

Give me a break he hasn't taken a gas pipe after loosing all that
cash. Where in the world did he win all that money to lose.
Oh yea I forgot he was part of that so called Ponzi FTP

 
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sachicomula
over 7 years ago

Can anyone really explain were the money comes from, he did not take 15,000,000 from Full Tilt nor did he win close to 15,000,000 from Macau ?

Would you back Hansen in a tourney ? Would anyone back him at any game of poker ?

 
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Justin28
over 7 years ago

If he is getting backed...Could he be dumping???

 
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sachicomula
over 7 years ago

Why ?

 
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biggreg64
over 7 years ago

How can you win by playing 2-4 off or 4-9 off like he did at the WPT?

 
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spoon010
over 7 years ago

gus is good for about 10 to 20 mill bankroll, so relax he'll be fine

 
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action2111
over 7 years ago

This overrated donk is sure to go broke, as soon as his backers wise up...

 
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