Gus Hansen Takes the Weekend

Gus Hansen
Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen

After finishing 2009 as the year’s biggest loser down nearly $6 million, Gus Hansen has been labeled by many a high-stakes fish.

But while years of statistics make it hard to argue, Hansen has kept himself in the black for the majority of 2010.

His weekend began with a couple of $300/$400 Cap Pot-Limit Omaha sessions, ending the day up over $121k. Then, after taking Saturday off, Sunday saw Hansen sit at $500/$1,000 with Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin, making $61,504 in a short 65-hand session.

With $3,000 more profits earned today, it appears Hansen has made it through the weekend up $186,118, bringing his profits up to more than $266k on the year.

2010 has been a different story for last year's biggest winner, Patrik Antonius. The Finn has been unable to find his footing this year, losing money almost every time he sits in the game.

Despite winning the biggest pot of the weekend on Full Tilt, worth $101,185, Antonius was only able to come out of yesterday's $200/$400 PLO session up $38k.

The pot itself saw four players ship it all-in preflop, none holding a huge advantage on the field. It appeared all the money would have gone in regardless, after all four players connected with the 6 5 J flop.

However, Antonius was the only player with diamonds and flopped the nut flush draw with top pair.

Luckexpress10 flopped bottom set with a pair of fives and Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro flopped top pair with a wrap straight draw and a backdoor flush draw while SxMxF held the case jack for top pair.

The turn brought the 4, completing Kelopuro's straight, but the 7 on the river gave Antonius the nuts and the $101k pot.

Unfortunately, the Finnish pro lost over $102k on Friday night playing the $200/$400 Cap-PLO game, and ended the weekend with a total loss of $64,723.

Below are the three largest pots from the weekend; to see more hand replays head to our online poker stats page.


Everyone got a piece of this flop.



An almost perfect flop for Hansen, but a brutal river.



The reverse: Griffin nails the flop, Hansen rivers the flush.

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