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Nicknamed the Great Dane, Hansen entered his first World Series Of Poker (WSOP) in 1997, prior to 1997 Gus was a world class backgammon as well as being a youth tennis champion. In 2000 Hansen moved to New York to become a pro backgammon player.
World Series of Poker (WSOP)
The Great Dane has yet to win a World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Bracelet but has made the money on a few occasions, Hansen has also reached a final table in 2006 and was knocked out on the first hand losing to a pair of 9's to his AK. Hansen highest ever finish at WSOP main event is 61st 2007 out of a field of 6,358 players, winning $154,194.
World Poker Tour (WPT)
Gus Hansen has won the World Poker Tour (WPT) three times and in doing so is the only player to have won 3+1. He also won the first WPT Bad Boys of Poker invitational event. 2004 Gus was inducted into the World Poker Tour Hall of Fame.
Notable Tournament Wins
Jan 2007 - Aussie Millions Main Event - the biggest tournament outside of North America - and took home his biggest prize ever, a whopping $1.2 million.
Gus was the first winner on NBC's Poker After Dark earning him $120,000, as he outlasted a field of six pro's including Phil Hellmuth.
In 2006, Hansen was a member of the winning Danish team in the PartyPoker.com Football & Poker Legends Cup tournament.
When not playing tournament poker Gus is also a regular in the Big Game normally held in "Bobby’s Room" at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.
Poker Clip: Gus Hansen and Full Tilt Poker Advert:
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