May 18 2011

Gus Hansen Loses Quarter Million in One Week Online

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Gus Hansen is still the winningest online poker player of the year by quite a large margin, a fact that’s becoming increasingly more difficult to believe in light of his poor performance over the last month and a half. The past week was no different for the Great Dane, as he lost over a quarter million dollars online.

Hansen made time or 2,184 hands at Full Tilt’s high stakes tables despite participating in the EPT Grand Final. A series of failing sessions of heads up PLO at the $300 / $600 stake level against DrugsOrMe and O Fortuna PLS made up the majority of his $255k losses. Hansen is now negative by $883k since Black Friday, the day when Full Tilt Poker started turning away US players.

Although Hansen has accumulated $2.8 million over the course of the year, his current situation looks all too similar to the one he found himself in last year, when he quickly earned $2 million only to lose nearly all of it immediately before the World Series of Poker. He finished 2010 negative by $500k. With the 2011 WSOP fast approaching, there’s no doubt that last year’s losses are weighing heavy on his mind.

O Fortuna PLS, a German high stakes online poker player known for his Limit prowess, earned $237 last week, making him the week’s biggest winner. Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies also recorded a positive week with earning of $108k. He’s still working off a massive deficit and remains negative by $455k for 2011.

Hansen’s rival Patrik Antonius had a troubling week as well, losing $192k. Most his losses ironically came at the hands of Hansen. Antonius, however, is positive by $1.7 million since online poker’s Black Friday.

Other movers and shakers last week included vmnielsen (down $112k), samrostan (down $130k), LuckyGump (down $159k), PepperoniF (up $115k), alexeimartov (up $131k) and L0ve2playU (up $176k).

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