Hansen Clears $600k in One Week

Gus Hansen
Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen was the biggest winner on Full Tilt Poker by a huge margin over the last seven days.

Hansen plowed through 4,124 hands on the site and recorded huge heads-up wins against Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, DrugsOrMe and Arbianight.

By Friday Hansen had won a total of $606,497 in a seven-day span and is up over $2 million in the last four weeks.

It’s been a swingy 2010 for the Great Dane as he charged to a $2 million profit, then donated it all back and more, to hit rock bottom in mid-October at -$3.6 million.

Since then he’s managed to reduce his deficit to -$1.6 million and if the wins keep coming he might be even within the next few weeks.

The next biggest winner this week was David “Raptor” Benefield who won $206k. Always a consistent player, Benefield has grinded his way to $1.8 million this year without much fanfare.

Current durrr Challenge competitor Dan “jungleman12” Cates also had a successful week winning $155k. Surprisingly Cates is relatively new to PLO but has been stacking seasoned opponents in the game all week. He remains the biggest winner in 2010 with $4.2 million in profit.

Meanwhile the poker gods frowned upon Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, who had a disastrous week losing $444,886.

Sahamies is now down a total of $753k this year and if he keeps losing at the current rate he’ll be the biggest loser of 2010 in short order.

Other big losers this week included Van Marcus (-$156k), URnotINdanger2 (-$151k), theASHMAN103 (-$133k).

Here’s a look at the biggest hands that were played over the last seven days. Check our online poker stats section for more information.


luckexpress10 wins the biggest hand of the week.


Gus Hansen wins a huge hand against Ziigmund.


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