Poker Pro Gus Hansen Now In Profit $750,000 For 2010

Danish pro Gus Hansen has continued to post better results at Full Tilt Poker’s cash tables for the year so far and after a disastrous 2009 which ended up costing him a whopping $5.6 million, he is currently showing a profit of $750,000 for 2010.
As reflects his aggressive and often loose style, the Great Dane’s profits have been on a wild ride over the last few months, and he was up almost $3 million in January, only to give most of it back come March.
In April Gus’ roller-coaster ride has continued, and despite dropping half a million earlier in the month, at the $500/$1,000 pot-limit Omaha tables, this week he has enjoyed another winning week at NLHE tables to give his bankroll a boost.
In one hand alone Hansen won a $153,000 pot against Cole South at the $300/$600 NL tables. On the button, Cole South with Ks 10s raised Hansen’s big blind to $1,800, only for Hansen to 3-bet him holding Ac 7d with South making the $5,700 call. After the flop fell 7h-10d-7s, Hansen immediately led out for a $5,400 bet, and when re-raised by his opponent to $16,200, Hansen min-raised South to $27,000 and was called.
With an innocuous 4d on the turn, Hansen bet out $22,200 and was re-raised for his remaining $21,000 by South who then failed to catch a miracle 10 on the river to lose the monster pot worth $153,000.
Hansen has been having to seriously review his game and shake off the ‘high stakes fish’ label he was saddled with after enduring a massive $8.36 million downswing in 2009. As Hansen explains:
“There is nothing worse for a poker player than fear of your own shadow. Over the years, I have made plenty of money against tight, predictable and frightened opponents. Now that the tide has turned, I have to make sure I don’t fall into the same patterns, but still keep my composure and play good solid poker!”
Perhaps this year will be the one where the Great Dane finally manages to get his high stakes cash game back on track. Don’t forget to check back here for regular updates on Gus Hansen’s endeavours at Full Tilt’s virtual felts.

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