It was vintage Gus Hansen on Full Tilt Poker this weekend as the Great Dane raked in $850,000 from some of the toughest players in the world.
According to highstakesDB, Hansen crushed the big $2k/$4k 2-7 Triple Draw game on Sunday.
First he smashed Dan “jungleman12” Cates for $200,000 in a heads-up match then went on to play an incredibly tough six-max table that included the likes of ragen70, thecortster, Follow The Hawk, samrostan, alexonmoon, Alexonmoon and Phil “Polarizing” Ivey.
Hansen was nearly unbeatable in the 6-Max game ended up pocketing $574,000 as the game broke.
Once you include Hansen’s PLO winnings from Saturday he’s up about $850,000 over the weekend.
Hansen has been mired in a soul-crushing downswing for most of the year but has shown signs of life after admitting he wasn’t feeling very positive about online poker in an interview we did with him last week.
Interestingly one of Hansen’s biggest heaters ever came during roughly the same time of year in 2011. Hansen was up nearly $4 million on FTP when Black Friday viciously interrupted his winning streak.
Doug Polk Eviscerates Isildur1
The weekend wasn’t as kind to Gus Hansen’s fellow Professional Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.
Although Blom recorded a big win on Saturday it was arch-rival Doug “WGP-Rider” Polk who got the best of him yesterday.
Polk and Blom played two huge matches of $1,000/$2,000 Cap NLHE and Polk ended up stacking the young Scandi for $236k.
Blom made up some of the difference in the PLO games that were running at the time and managed to reduce his losses to $138k for the day.