Gus Hansen's Expensive 29 Hour Losing Session In Macau

Back in January, things couldn’t have worked out better for Gus Hansen at his first taste of the Macau Big Game (US$1,300/$2,600), after walking away with around US$3.86 million in profit.
However, stopping off once more at StarWorld Macau’s Poker King Club, this time around the 37 year-old Danish pro fared remarkably worst. A few sessions before playing a marathon 29 hour session, Hansen blogged about losing several pots worth between $1.5 million and $2 million, writing:
“We are still playing as we speak and I am looking at an extremely lopsided table – 4 BIG losers (again I might be one of them), 2 HUGE winners and 2 medium winners. On a positive note, there is still time to change the landscape around here.”
Gus Hansen then had an airplane to catch but decided to miss the flight in order to see if he could change his fortune. At one stage Gus even looked to have reversed some of his losses after hitting the nut-flush against top pair, but alas, it seems to have done little overall to stem the losing tide and by the time he decided to call it quits, Hansen confesses to having lost a small fortune. As he blogged:
“After a lengthy session (29 hours) I was finally off to the airport heading back to Europe. It was a session that started off poorly, then suddenly turned into what looked like a lucrative session only to end as a losing horse trying to make it to the finish line. It was the most expensive flight I have ever missed and in hindsight maybe the most expensive anyone has ever missed, but I shouldn’t forget I had a great trip the first time I was in Macau, so I was definitely due for some losing sessions.”
However, ‘The Great Dane’ wasn’t the only high-stakes pro taking a beating this time round, with UK’s Sam Trickett tweeting about his trip also not going too well, before concluding that he needed a “few weeks break from poker!”
Meanwhile, a new face has entered Macau’s Big Game under the guise of the 19 year-old Norwegian Ole-Kristian Nergård. The online pro has won $374,804 under the screen name “oknergard” and is rumoured to be independently wealthy after inheriting his fathers fishing company. Kristian Nergård seems to be doing well in Macau, too, and wrote:
“Back in Macau. Played some 5K/10K Pot Limit Omaha today (note: equivalent to US$650 / US$1,300). Won some then left at peak. Feels good.”

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