Gus Hansen Joins Macau’s Big GameJanuary 10, 2012 2:25 pm
Macau’s celebrated high-stakes cash poker game has been in full swing almost two months now, with various titbits of information occasionally filtering their way through to the hungry poker public.
Over that period we have heard stories of a reputed US$14 million pot; of Tom “Durrr” Dwan sinking $2.6 million in the hole before reaching $2.6 million in profit by December; and of Sam Trickett pulling off a $1,310,000 bluff on the river to take away a US$2.3 million profit from Macau.
As well as the players already mentioned, we also know that Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Peter “Garfield25” Chan, Andrew “good2cu” Robl, Patrik Antonius and Johnny Chan have also joined the host of Chinese businessmen playing in the HKD$10,000/$20,000 (US$1,300-$2,600) No Limit Hold’em game.
Now it seems that Gus Hansen has arrived in town ready to give the ‘Big Game’ a go ahead of travelling on to the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia starting January 12th.
After arriving in Hong Kong, which is just 41 miles south-west from Macau, the 37 year-old Danish pro wrote:
“I have heard a lot about the crazy action going on out there and now I will have a chance to see it with my own eyes. Whether I will be playing some serious high stakes poker in the next week or so is still up for debate? First of all I might not be able to get a seat and if I get a seat I might not want to play.”
Nonetheless, the latest news from Poker Portal Asia has reported that Gus Hansen has now joined the HKD $10,000/$20,000 game at the StarWorld’s Poker King Club. Furthermore, it appears Hansen has a stack of HKD $6 million (US$773,000) in front of him of which HKD $2 million (US$258,000) is winnings.
Looks like ‘The Great Dane’ didn’t take too long to settle in at the star-studded nosebleed game, then.