$1 Million in One Week for Hansen

Gus Hansen
Gus Hansen

Danish poker superstar Gus Hansen is off to a rocking start in 2011 and finished up $1 million this week.

Hansen played over 2,500 hands this week and racked up $999,480 against online sharks like UarePileous, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and even Tom “durrrr” Dwan.

The Great Dane is now up $2.1 million in 2011 and has rocketed to the top of the online cash game leaderboards. He is now the biggest winner on Full Tilt. His closest competition on the site is Patrik Antonius who has won $1 million this year.

What’s more if you go back to October, Hansen is up nearly $5 million in the last five months. He’s making the $1.3 million he lost in 2010 a distant memory.

Hansen will be hoping to avoid falling into the same trap he did last year, however. Last spring Hansen also jumped to the early lead with over $2 million in profit and then went on a horrific downswing that saw him bottom out at -$3.55 million by late summer.

Phil Galfond was this week’s second biggest winner with $248k in profit, mostly thanks to crushing Scott “URnotINdanger2” Palmer for nearly $700k over the weekend.

Unfortunately for Galfond he donated a great portion of his winnings back over the span of the week.

Other big online poker winners this week included luckexpress10 (+$204k) and Patrik Antonius (+$181k) on Full Tilt while Scott Palmer’s “urnotindangr” account won $179k on PokerStars.

Speaking of Palmer, his Full Tilt “URnotINdanger2” account was this week’s biggest loser dropping $687k.

The unidentified UarePileous was right behind him with -$457k in losses, mostly from a disastrous session against Gus Hansen.

Jungleman12 (-$256k), Omiphalotus (-$203k) and harrington25 (-$132k) rounded out the top five biggest losers.

For more information on the action from the past week be sure to visit our online poker stats section.

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