Gus Hansen Skips Barcelona High Rollers to Play Chinese Poker in Hotel Room

gus-hansen-pokerGus Hansen doesn’t play as much poker these days. But he’s still one of the game’s most-fascinating characters. And he recently treated his Instagram followers to some good content during the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona.

Many assumed that Hansen would be playing in the Barcelona high rollers like other skilled pros. But he instead skipped nearly every tournament to play high-stakes Chinese poker in his room.

The Great Dane faced off against Niki “KaiBuxxe” Jedlicka in a hotel-based cash game.

“New day in Barcelona, new table, new player,” Hansen said, as he filmed Jedlicka playing Chinese poker.

Hansen also offered a view of the dining table in the hotel room. He ordered a lot of room service, so that he and the other players could munch on food during their lengthy poker game.

New day, new players – still playing chinese in Barcelona!

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In Room Dining – for sick degenerate gamblers!

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Hansen Plays in LIVE MILLIONS Barcelona Main Event

The Great Dane did make it down to the casino for one poker tournament during his stay. Hansen competed in the €10,300 Main Event.

He didn’t fare as well as he’d hoped, busting out of the tournament early. But he had more fun, including getting a video of Dan “Jungleman” Cates and a picture with fellow Scandinavian poker pro Patrik Antonius.

Jungleman is here – very exciting news!

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Beating up on the scandinavians – Patrik and Gus are out of the main event :-(

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Still a Bright Spot in Poker

Gus Hansen’s online poker losses are well publicized. But he obviously still has plenty of money left based on the travels seen on his Instagram.

More importantly, the Danish poker pro remains one of the best poker players to follow on Instagram. That said, I can only hope that he continues grinding in poker tournaments into the foreseeable future.

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