WSOPE 2010: Gus Hansen Wins WSOP Bracelet At £10k HU EventSeptember 27, 2010 6:27 am
Gus Hansen has finally managed to pick up his first WSOP bracelet, after beating Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy in the final battle of the High-Roller NL Heads-Up Championship to take down Event 4 of the 2010 WSOPE, as well as the £288,409 ($469,721) first place prize.
Initially, the £10,000 buy-in event managed to attract 103 of the best players in the world including such pros as Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Chris Ferguson, Erik Seidel, Jeffrey Lisandro, Mike Matusow, and Carlos Mortenson.
Along his journey to the final Hansen had to defeat first Phil Ivey in the last 8 pairings, Neil Channing in the last four pairings, then Andrew Feldman in the last two pairings before eventually facing off with Jim Collopy for the title.
In the final game of their best of three match, the duo had played for almost four hours when Hansen eventually managed to defeat Collopy after calling his pre-flop shove with Ks-4s, with the ‘Great Dane’ holding a pocket pair of 4’s. Despite having a flush draw on the turn the river brought no surprises for Collopy who walked away with the runner-up prize worth £178,211.
Meanwhile, Gus Hansen has now earned over $7.5 million in live tournament winnings over his career, and with a WSOP bracelet to add to his 3 WPT titles has managed to stamp his authority once more on the tournament arena by filling in the missing link in his poker CV.
Commenting on his famous victory, Hansen said:
“I have been playing the World Series since my good friend Huck Seed won it in the mid 90s. Back then I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I’ve had a lot of attempts since then and I was fairly close a couple of times. I’m actually a little bit surprised it came in a heads up event, but I’m really happy to win it.”