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Hansen broke into the mainstream poker world during the debut season of the World Poker Tour. During that first season alone, he made final tables at the
Bellagio Casino and the
Commerce Casino, and he won both events. He also won the
Pokerstars Caribbean Poker Adventure and The Bad Boys of Poker
WPT event in the second season. I don't know Gus that well, but he is still one of my top two tournament players because his game is so exciting.
I really enjoy his No Limit Hold'em game because he is so great at mixing it up. The first time I ever saw him on television,
he played like a maniac, but there was a method
to his madness. He put the pressure on the other players to decide if they wanted to risk a substantial amount to find out if he was
bluffing. He has an aggressive style with cards that others might think are unplayable. They probably are unplayable by most players,
but Gus knows how to play them great. He can play weak cards because his post-flop play is excellent. He showed in these events what No
Limit Holdem is all about. It's not about playing the cards; it is about playing the players.
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One of my friends used to play with Gus before he ever made a television appearance. This person told me that Gus has always
played like that. My friend said when Gus would turn his hand over that he would say, "I have a Gus" meaning
that he was about to turn over 74 offsuit or something like that. An example of him "having a Gus" is when he
was on the World Poker Tour at Commerce Casino and held T3 against
Andy Bloch's AT. He raises the $10,000 big blind to
$37,000 and Andy called him (just called him). The flop came down J53, Andy checked and Gus checked behind him. The turn
was a ten and Andy checked again. Gus bet $35,000 and Andy called him. The river was a three and Gus bets $140,000. It
almost looked as if he was trying to buy the pot.
After Andy thought about it for awhile, Andy called. This hand showed what many players just don't understand. It is okay to play
that junk if you are capable of getting players to throw money at you.
has been a competitor for many years. Before he played poker, he was a ranked backgammon player. He was also a champion youth tennis player.
He actually tried to make a living off of being a professional backgammon player, but found there wasn't enough money in it. He eventually turned to poker.
Gus is originally from Copenhagen, Denmark. He started playing poker in 1993 while he was attending college at University of California at
Santa Cruz as an exchange student. He has taken his game to a higher level and plays the biggest cash games and some of the larger buy-in
tournaments. Although he does not play in as many tournaments as other players, he has succeeded in the ones that bring him recognition.
During the World Poker Tour, contestant Andy Bloch said Gus is
going to play a lot of hands and play them perfectly. He can get away with playing K7 and J5 and things like that because he is so good.
Gus is a little more humble about his ability. He merely says, "Not to say that I am a great player or anything, but somebody has to win."
Gus almost defended his inaugural World Poker Tour title, finishing third at the
Bellagio Casino second season event.
In 2004, he was one of the inductees into the short-lived World Poker Tour Walk of Fame, with
Doyle Brunson and James Garner.
Other notable finishes include winning the Aussie Millions and the first Poker After Dark tournament.
Gus Hansen plays online at Full Tilt Poker.
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