Gus Hansen Rides Incredible $5 Million UpswingFebruary 15, 2011 9:46 am
Although known as a prolific tournament poker player, Gus Hansen’s online cash game results have been a little inconsistent at best with his graph looking more like New Jersey’s Kingda Ka roller coaster ride.
Despite being placed 16th on poker’s All Time Money list with $9,102,528 in live tournament earnings, Hansen had also managed to lose an equivalent amount playing high stakes cash games at Full Tilt Poker.
Hansen’s cash results then seem to have hit an all time low in August 2010, before something remarkable happened to put him on an upswing ever since.
In September, 2010, “The Great Dane” added much deserved recognition to his tournament success by capturing his first WSOP bracelet at the £10,350 NL High Roller Heads-Up event for £288,409 ($444,925). Hansen’s win in London has obviously heralded in a new confidence in his cash game and he has now been on a $5 million upswing ever since.
The merest appearance of Gus Hansen at Full Tilt’s felts used to send a whole host of online sharks into a feeding frenzy, but over the past 5 months its been Hansen taking a bite out of the sharks.
Amongst the Danish pros biggest contributors has been Dan “jungleman12” Cates who has lost around $1 million to Gus playing $500/$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha Cap games. David Benyamine has also contributed around $500,000 to Hansen’s comeback.
In the meantime, Hansen’s upswing is continuing unabated and in the past week alone he has won a further $1 million playing against the likes of top pros Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and UarePileous.
As Gus Hansen continues to pillage and plunder his opponent’s bankrolls at Full Tilt, he will also be cognisant of being in similar positions in the past only to see it all take a swing for the worse. For instance, in March, 2009, Hansen was up $4.26 million only to finish the year down a staggering $5,575,624. Also, February last year he was up $2.73 million but ended 2010 with a $225,228 deficit.
Hopefully events will take a different route for Hansen this time around and he will continue going on to even greater heights.