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

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

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.

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.