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Hansen Loses $1 Million in 1 Week
The wheels have finally fallen off the Gus Hansen express in 2011.
Prior to this week Hansen had easily been the most dominant player of the year, at one point peaking at around $4.7 million in profit.
In the first week of April, Hansen played 8,568 hands including some huge sessions of $300/$600 6-Max PLO against online regulars such as NoPasaran, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and gavz101.
Hansen couldn’t find his winning touch in those games and would not find it in several heads-up matches against Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond either. Galfond raked in several hundred thousand from the Great Dane.
After being the biggest winner in January, February and almost March, Hansen now finds himself down $970k in April.
It’s a disturbing trend for Hansen, who won $2 million in the early stages of 2010 but would go on to lose it all back and more later in the year.
For now Hansen holds onto his position as the biggest winner of the year with $3 million in profit but online shark Dan “jungleman12” Cates, who was last year’s biggest online poker winner with $5.5 million, is close behind with $2 million in 2011.
While Hansen continues to feel the lows of a crushing downswing in the first week of April, Scott “URnotINdanger2” Palmer is on a euphoric high.
Palmer was the biggest winner over the last seven days, raking in $612,000 while recording 1,958 hands.
It’s been an up-and-down year for the Maryland native but he finally seems to be finding his groove and is now in the black for $128k.
Joining Palmer at the top this week were a trio of somewhat lesser known online players including Lance84 (+$412k), FinnishNightmare (+$395k) and bixiu (+$352k).
FTP pro Patrik Antonius also snuck into the top five biggest winners of the week with a tidy $267k profit.
Meanwhile Hansen had some company on the losing side as there were plenty of notable pros who lost hundreds of thousands this week.
Right behind Hansen was cadillac1944 who lost $396k this week. It’s difficult to see where cadillac1944 makes his money as the account is down a staggering $1.3 million this year and $3 million since appearing on the scene in 2010.
Andreas “skjervoy” Torbergsen (-$396k), David Oppenheim (-$310k) and Daneinzer (-$255k) were also amongst the biggest losers this week.
Tom “durrrr” Dwan continued his catastrophic 2011 by losing $225k. Dwan is currently the biggest loser of 2011, down by over $2 million on Full Tilt.
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