Gus Hansen Drops $1.5m Over 27 Hour Session

Gus Hansen Drops $1.5m Over 27 Hour SessionFull Tilt Poker’s Gus Hansen must have been looking forward to returning to his former site, not only to reclaim his frozen funds, but also to resume where he left off. However, things haven’t started so well for the site’s new ambassador after dropping a not inconsiderable $2,013,183 over 18,067 hands played.
In 2011, when Full Tilt went off-line, the ‘Great Dane’ was in the middle of an impressive upswing and was already showing a $3,941,703 profit for the year. At the time, the 38-year-old had made some major adjustments to his game to help maintain a competitive edge over his opponent’s and keep his own variance to a minimum. As he explained at the time:
“My focus is a little better, and I stopped playing too loose in some situations..I don’t mind playing a big pot, but all within reason. I don’t have $200 million to play coin flips for a million at a time and neither does anyone else. I shy away from the insane deep-stacked games.”
However, since Full Tilt resumed real-money play on November 6th Gus Hansen doesn’t seem to have shied away much from the action and in his latest session which lasted 27 hours, dropped a massive $1.5 million. Starting out at the $200/$400 PLO tables, Hansen managed to accumulate around $500k in profits before taking a four hour sleep break and returning to the tables at 7am. That was the beginning of his downswing and after  six hours playing “O Fortuna PLS”  at the 2-7 Triple Draw tables he had dropped $300k.
Next, Hansen decided to dramatically move up stakes and head to the $2k/$4k Fixed Limit Omaha Hi/Lo tables, where he proceeded to play a 23 hours session which ended up costing him a staggering $1.4 million. Benefiting the most from ‘The Great Danes’ losing run was “KPR16” who won $690k from Hansen, and “cottonseed1” who walked away with $649k of Hansen’s cash. All in all, at the end of his weekend play Hansen had reportedly lost around $1.5 million.
Overall, Gus Hansen is now showing a loss of $2,013,183 for 2012, and a staggering -$5,219,916 since joining the site in 2007.

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