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Hansen Stakes 18+ Danes in Main Event for 80%
Danish poker icon Gus Hansen is putting his money on the line to stake about 18 of his fellow Danes into the Main Event.
If a few of them go deep, Hansen's looking at a pretty big payday as they've all agreed to give him 80% of the profits.
According to our sister site PokerListings.dk, Gus put the word out he was looking for players to stake in the Main Event and got 100+ applications.
Of those 100, he settled on 18 as of yesterday with a few more under consideration.
All agreed to take Gus’s stake in return for him getting 80% of the profits.
The list of 18 who took him up on his offer:
Thomas Theis Andersen
A couple of players got things underway yesterday on Day 1b but most will hit the felt along with Hansen himself on Day 1c today.
Hansen told Danish poker site pokernyhederne a few more might even make it in and that he expects “10 players ready for day 2 with large stacks.”
If Hansen sticks with just the 18 horses, they’ll need to cash for at least $225,000 total for him to break even.