Gus Hansen Loses $970k But Still Up $3.13 Million For 2011

Despite losing a whopping $970k over the first week of April, Gus Hansen still finds himself currently sitting atop Full Tilt’s leader board with a healthy $3,127,947 profit.  
Hansen got off to a great start right from the beginning of the year and in January made a profit of $232,180, in February made $2,357,820 and in March a further $1,510,000 to go $4.1 million up for the year.
However, April hasn’t started so kindly for the Danish pro, who is smarting after seeing $970k shaved off his profits over one short week.
During that time, Hansen played a total of 8,568 hands, including a fair amount of 300/$600 6-Max PLO, but ended up losing cash to such players as  Tom “durrrr” Dwan, NoPasaran and gavz101.
Also helping themselves to a slice of Hansen’s bankroll was Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond who won $250k off the Dane playing $300/$600 HU PLO.
Galfond once famously annoyed his old rival back in 2009 by stating on the Hardcore Poker Show:
“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.”
However, Galfond’s recent record against Hansen hasn’t been at all good this year until booking the quarter of a million winning session this week.
Nevertheless, with his latest results Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond has managed to overcome his recent $1.7 million downswing and is now showing a profit of $316,000 for 2011 so far.
On the other side of the coin, there is now some speculation as to whether Gus Hansen will be able to continue his recent red hot form or instead succumb to a wild swing. For instance, in 2009 Gus experienced a $10 million downswing to finish the year down $5,575,624, and last year a $3 million downswing saw Gus finish with a $225,228 deficit.
Hopefully, though, Hansen’s recent loss will be nothing more than a mere blip on an otherwise upward trending graph.

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