Gus Hansen Still Leads Despite $716k SetbackMarch 16, 2011 8:50 am
Despite taking a $716,000 hit to his bankroll the other day, Danish pro Gus Hansen still continues to ride high on Full Tilt’s 2011 cash leader board.
Currently on $2,933,372 winnings for the year, Hansen’s profits reached around $3.6 million last week before he got involved in a session of $1,500/$3,000 Deuce-Seven Triple Draw against ‘O Fortuna PLS.’
Unfortunately for Hansen it took just 1,100 hands for his opponent to win over $560,000 from him taking O Fortuna PLS’ winnings for the year to $1,337,757.
Hansen, however, was in no mood to give up just yet and so continued to play on at the site against other opposition, eventually dropping further buy-ins to go $716,000 down for the session so far.
Battling on, Hansen finally found some relief against Cole South and managed to take around $260,000 from the 22 year-old playing Cap $500/$1000 PLO. As a consequence, Cole South now finds himself stuck over $300,000 in 2011, while Hansen benefited from limiting his losses for the session to around half a million dollars.
The next session Hansen then took Scott “URnotINdanger2” Palmer for $200,000 playing $500/$1000 PLO, before wisely banking his win and clocking-out for the night.
Currently on almost $3 million in profit at Full Tilt for 2011, Gus Hansen has been experiencing an incredible upswing in his fortunes since winning his first WSOP bracelet in September, 2010.
Perhaps with a renewed confidence in his game after winning $444,925 at the £10,350 NL High Roller Heads-Up event, Hansen has been on a $5 million upswing ever since.
Hansen, however, will be cognisant of being well ahead in the past two years only to see all his efforts dramatically reversed but this time will be hoping that three times a charm.