Gus Hansen Getting Back Into The ActionNovember 11, 2016 12:23 pm
Gus Hansen, 42, has been one of the game’s most influential players since before the poker boom era, and throughout his career the Danish pro has amassed $10,258,052 in live earnings, including a WSOP bracelet, and 3 WPT titles. However, Hansen has now been absent from the tournament tables for a couple of years, with his last cash dating back to March 2014.
While Hansen’s tournament credentials are obviously impressive, his absence from the game is mostly linked to his online cash game results, which reached historic lows in 2014. That was the year that poker fans became fascinated by the player’s freefall into the abyss as his losses surpassed the $20 million mark.
Apart from a few brief online sessions recently in which he lost a total of $7,498, Hansen’s last online cash was back in January 2015. He did also famously take part in a high-stakes game of poker in Las Vegas three months ago, and while the outcome was not successful, Hansen said that he enjoyed catching up with his poker buddies again.
Now, however, it would appear that Hansen is ready to embark on another foray into the poker world, and in a recent interview given with pokernews in Monte Carlo, the ‘Great Dane’ said that he thinking about entering some tournaments in the coming months. This includes a World Poker Tour event in December, and the Aussie Millions in January 2017, and elaborating further, Hansen explained:
“My endeavors throughout my life have led me to gambling, whether it’s one game or another. That’s always going to be a part of me and I’m always going to be seeking that. Obviously, I’m not going to play as much as when I played fucking 24/7, every day. But I will always be around in some way, shape or form because I like it and overall I’ve done pretty well at it.”
As well as taking part in various live events, Hansen said that he was also exploring a number of other poker related ventures, including live streaming.