Gus Hansen was quite late for the start of his $25k World Championship match against Jake Cody today.
If he had known what he was in for, he might have tried to be much, much later.
Cody, a native of Rochdale, U.K., brought one of the loudest, most energetic rails we’ve ever seen at the WSOP.
Although made up of only about 20 or so fans, it rivaled some of the cheering sections we’ve seen at the WSOP Main Event final table.
The crowd was something out of a football game in Europe and Hansen was booed from the moment he walked on stage.
Although the crowd was told several times not to heckle players, that didn’t seem to stop them in the least and they continued to shout to their heart’s content throughout the match.
Sometimes it's not easy being a world famous poker pro and the following is just a sample of the chants and shouts we heard from the group over the span of the match:
“Shoes off, if you love Jake Cody!”
“Sandals off for Gus!” (Gus was wearing sandals)
“I love Jack Link’s Beef Jerky!”
“Just give it up, Gus!”
“Gus, Gus, Gus give us a sweat, give us a sweat!”
“Oh no, Gus!” (When Gus had to use one of his reload chips)
“There’s only one Gus Hansen, that’s his problem.”
“Gus you should have stayed in your Tilt suite!”
“There’s one emo in Rochdale!” (Jake Cody's hometown)
“There’s only one Romanello!” (when Welsh player Roberto Romanello started watching the match)
“Hansen, where’s your rail?”