Gus Hansen $1.8 Million In Profit To Top Full Tilt Leaderboard For 2011February 10, 2011 7:54 am
After a blistering finish to 2010, Gus Hansen has continued in much the same vein in 2011 and is already up $1,796,648 for the year so far.
Hansen hasn’t always enjoyed the best results playing high stakes cash games on Full Tilt’s virtual felts and according to highstakesdb.com has yet to book a winning year.
However, 2011 is showing plenty of promise for ‘The Great Dane’ who is currently the biggest winner on the site for the year.
Hansen fortunes seemed to have changed around September 2010 after he won his first WSOP bracelet in Europe at the £10,350 NL High Roller Heads-Up for £288,409 ($444,925). At that point Hansen was around $3.63 million down at Full Tilt for the year before his cash results suddenly took a turn for the better.
From that point on Hansen was not only able to reduce his $3.63 million deficit for 2010 to just -$225,228, but he in now up $1,796,648 in 2011 for a total upswing of around $5,220,420 over the past 6 months.
Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond once famously said of Gus; “To call Gus a fish is a little bit strong because he is a good player. But he is losing money. Again, I could be proven wrong, but he’s the reason that most of the games run right now.”
Now, it would seem that Gus is finally exacting some revenge on his cash game detractors with his recent spell of good form and improving play.
However, the Danish pro has been in similar situations in the past only to go on horrendous downswings shortly after. For instance in 2010 he was up $2.73 million by February only to end the year down $225,228. Also, in 2009 Hansen was up $4.26 million by March only to come crashing down to a $5,575,624 deficit by the end of the year.
As Gus Hansen currently sits atop Full Tilt’s cash leader board for 2011, he’ll now be hoping to avoid a repeat of the past few years and instead take his earnings onwards to greater heights.