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Gus Hansen Playing Online Poker Again – Lost Over $20.7m

Monday, August 29th, 2016

gus-hansen-pokerGus Hansen is legendary for his online poker losses, having dropped over $20.7 million in online cash games. That said, it’s understandable why he’s spent the past 19 months away from the virtual felt.

But Hansen was recently spotted playing online poker again for the first time in over a year and a half.

The Great Dane was seen on PokerStars playing under his name “broks!”

Hansen was playing in $200-$400 limit Triple Draw and limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8s or better games. The good news is that he made a five-figure profit during this session and avoided adding to his historic loss total.

Before this online session, Hansen was seen playing on the live tables in Las Vegas. He was grinding in a $1,500-$3,000 mixed game with famed pros like Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey in the Bellagio.

Earlier this year, Hansen appeared on Good Morning Denmark to discuss what’s going on in his life. He said that the biggest changes in his life include moving back to Denmark and quitting his high stakes poker career.

Obviously this has changed, though, because he’s played high stakes games in both live and online settings this year.

As for Hansen’s poker career as a whole, he rose to prominence by winning three WPT titles in less than a year’s time. He was the first player ever to win three WPT titles, let alone doing it in the same year.

With over $10.25 million in live tournament winnings, Hansen is one of the best tourney players in poker history. This is particularly impressive since Hansen hasn’t played in many live tournament in the past few years.

Hansen has made millions through online poker sponsorships and business deals in his career. Much of this money was probably lost in internet poker games, but he continues to find a bankroll as evidenced by his latest online session.