Hansen plays Santa on Christmas Day

Gus Hansen

It may not have been his intention to be so generous when he headed to the Omaha tables on Full Tilt Poker on Christmas Day, but Gus Hansen ended up dishing out big money to players in some of the biggest pots of the day.

Hansen must have put in quite a bit of time in Hansens Hangout on lost a $225,989 pot to Ziigmund.

It was just the two of them at the $500/$1,000 table at 10:55 a.m. ET when Ziigmund raised $2,500 from the small blind. Hansen raised $8,000 from the big blind and Ziigmund made the call.

The flop came T 7 9 and Hansen bet $11,000 and got a call from Ziigmund. They saw a 2 on the turn, and Hansen led out with another $40,000. Ziigmund raised $106,982. Hansen called for all the rest of his chips, only to find that Ziigmund had T A 7 K to his T Q 2 J.

The river brought a 5, and Ziigmund raked in the pot with his two pair, tens and sevens, versus Hansen's two pair of tens and deuces.

Later Christmas Day, Hansen lost two more even larger pots in his Hangout at Full Tilt Poker. It seems Hansen was destined to play Santa as he delivered more cash to other players at the poker site than to his own pockets.

This time around he was at a table with OMGClayAiken, durrrr and Phil Ivey, and Tom "durrrr" Dwan was gifted a $236,769 pot.

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Game: $500/$1,000 - Phil Ivey Date: Dec. 25, 2008 8:16:49 p.m. ET Hand ID: 9685099045

Table Setup

OMGClayAiken: Seat 1 - Stack size : $102,284. Gus Hansen: Seat 3 - Stack size : $118,385. durrrr: Seat 4 - Stack size : $250,392. Phil Ivey: Seat 6 - Stack size : $100,000. Gus Hansen posts small blind of $500. durrrr posts big blind of $1,000.


Dealing down cards. OMGClayAiken folds. Gus Hansen raises $2,500. durrrr raises $8,000. Gus Hansen raises $24,000. durrrr calls $18,000.

Flop [A 7 2]

Gus Hansen bets $28,000. durrrr raises $138,000. Gus Hansen calls $63,385. durrrr shows 4 5 6 3. Gus Hansen shows J Q A 9. Uncalled bet of $46,615 returned to durrrr.

Turn A 7 2 [4]

River A 7 2 4 [4]

durrrr wins $236,769.

About an hour and a half later, Hansen lost out on another six-figure pot, this time to Patrik Antonius. Antonius and MR B 2 U SON had joined the table, and durrrr and OMGClayAiken had stepped away from the action.

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Game: $500/$1,000 - Phil Ivey Date: Dec. 25, 2008 9:46:52 p.m. ET Hand ID: 9686324716

Table Setup

Patrik Antonius: Seat 1 - Stack size: $147,474. Gus Hansen: Seat 3 - Stack size: $124,490. MR B 2 U SON: Seat 5 - Stack size: $324,620. Phil Ivey: Seat 6 - Stack size: $29,514. Phil Ivey posts small blind of $500.   Patrik Antonius posts big blind of $1,000.


Dealing down cards. Gus Hansen raises $3,500. MR B 2 U SON folds. Phil Ivey folds. Patrik Antonius raises $10,000. Gus Hansen calls $7,500.

Flop [A 2 3]

Patrik Antonius bets $14,000. Gus Hansen calls $14,000.

Turn A 2 3 [2]

Patrik Antonius bets $28,000. Gus Hansen raises $99,490. Patrik Antonius calls $71,490. Gus Hansen shows K K A 8. Patrik Antonius shows T A J A.

River A 2 3 2 [4]

Patrik Antonius wins $249,478.

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