Gus Hansen Wins $3.86 Million In Macau Big GameJanuary 16, 2012 1:35 pm
Having arrived in Macau just a few short days ago on his way to playing in the Aussie Millions, it would seem Danish pro Gus Hansen has already made quite an impact on Macau’s Big Game and is currently in profit by a massive US$3.86 million.
StarWorld Macau’s Poker King Club has been playing host to the HKD $10k/$20k (US$1,300/$2,600) cash game for several weeks now, with a group of wealthy Asian businessmen mixing it up with such top pros as Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Andrew Robl, John Juanda and now Gus Hansen.
Apparently, Gus Hansen got off to a good start after taking a seat in the Big Game and was up by around US$258,000 after playing in one of the game’s famed 24 hour poker sessions.
Three sessions in, and now Hansen’s profits have sky-rocketed and he said he now intends to stick around for at least another session before travelling on to Australia. Giving a glimpse into the action in Macau, Hansen wrote on his blog:
“This session was more up and down than the previous 2 sessions and at one point I found myself on the good end of a cold deck in a 3-way all-in where I was holding Aces – unfortunately as the old expression says ‘Easy comes, easy goes’ I was also holding Jacks vs. Queens in another huge all-in hand. At first it looked like I was going away with both as a Jack hit the flop, but a Queen came sailing in on the river making it a fair 1 win, 1 loss outcome.”
Fortunately, after his latest colossal winning session, Gus said he was able to get a good sleep and so felt fresh for another jaunt before heading on to Melbourne. However, the 37 year-old Danish pro did say he was amazed at the stamina shown by the other players and commented that eventually he “had to throw in the towel,” go to bed and leave the rest of the group still playing.
Hansen also ended his blog by singing the praises for the Big Game organized by Poker King Club manager Mr. Winfred Yu, and commented:
“..the game is played in a good spirited way with a lot of laughs and giggles – and a respectful demeanor towards each other and the staff and dealers! I actually think a lot of poker pro’s out there could learn a lot on how to behave at the poker table from watching this game!”