Gus Hansen, better known to some poker players as The Great Dane is a professional poker player who hails from Copenhagen, Denmark. His numerous notable wins include three World Poker Tour open titles, and the 2007 Aussie Millions main event. When not playing poker he has been known to take on other less popular bets. Gus Hansen attempted to play backgammon professional but did not like the small size of the field of his opponents.
Hansen started playing poker when he was an exchange student at UC Santa Cruz. Playing in a local card room he learned the tips and tricks he would need in order to make it professionally. In the year 2006 Hansen made an appearance at the final table of the World Series of Poker. However, he lost on the very first hand with an Ace King to a pair of 9's. Gus Hansen was the first player ever to win three World Poker Tour open tournaments in a row. His total earnings have come in at a staggering 7.5 million and above!
While Gus Hansen
may not have won the most amount of money by a poker player throughout his long and winding career that does not mean that he has not made an impact.
Gus Hansen was one of the founding partners of pokerchamps.com.
This website and technology was sold to Bet Fair for $15,000,000. Hansen continues to consult for the site and company including a series of DVD instructional videos about poker. Gus Hansen also makes his losses public. Most professional poker players are ashamed when they lose money in a game. Hansen has said on multiple occasions that his losses may reach into the millions of dollars. Gus has had money problems in the past because of some of the live cash games that he plays at casinos in both Las Vegas and abroad.
Gus Hansen jumped back into poker in 2009 with the launch of Gus Hansen TV. This is an Internet television network that allows viewers to watch poker broadcast live online.
Hansen has also recently signed to become a commentator for competitive backgammon leagues in Europe. Gus Hansen also wrote a great poker book
about his journey to the win of the Aussie Millions tournament.
It is suiting that it is called "Every Hand Revealed". This book details every single hand that lead up to the win of this tournament. It is a great read for poker players who are interested!