High-Stakes Report: Hansen Sinks Ever Closer to $20m in Losses

Gus Hansen
Next stop: $-20m.

Has anybody ever run as bad and for as long online as Gus Hansen has?

On top of all the hurt he's suffered over the last few years Hansen lost another $600k in the high-stakes games online last week and is now closing in on -$20 million for his FTP account.

Meanwhile, if you've wondered what Sebastian Ruthenberg's been up to, he's been playing online poker.

He was more successful than anyone else at it last week, too, raking in a solid $600k. His victims were “SanIker," “Trueteller," and some other Germans.

Like Bosses: Ruthenberg on 2-7, Kostritsyn 8-Game

Sebastian Ruthenberg
Busied himself with online poker.

About two years ago there were less Germans playing high stakes than fingers on one hand.

Now they could field a football team. Mind you, in football, they probably wouldn’t play each other.

Last week Sebastian Ruthenberg was in control of the 2-7 Triple Draw tables, particularly on Monday and Tuesday. Heads-up expert SanIker felt that more than anyone else.

Within only a couple of sessions Ruthenberg built up a $600k profit, which brings him back to a cool $1m profit for 2014.

That’s not enough to be in the top 5, though. Check out Moscovite Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn.

He's dominating the 8-Game tables so clearly he's up to $2.5 million this year, not too far behind current leader Dan Cates.

Kostritsyn took most of his winnings from the accounts of Chun Lei Zhou and Gus Hansen.

Hansen Sinks Near $20 Million in Losses

He's run bad, sure, but it seems like the Great Dane also can't accept that there are players better than him in certain games.

He keeps going back to the games where he simply doesn’t stand a chance.

Viktor Blom
Huge pot, minimal impact on bottom line.

Hansen has lost $7m in Draw games, $5m in Omaha and $3m in 8-Game over his career and so far in 2014 Hansen has added another$5m to his losses.

His next closest touchstone: the -$20 million mark, which is just not that far away anymore as Highstakesdb lists his account as -$19.64m.

Biggest Hand of the Week

Last week three pots became so big they weren’t just the biggest of the week but also the biggest of the year.

Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom and Dan Cates were involved in two of them. The largest pot of $372k went into Viktor Blom’s account.

Just like in the recent past it was a Mixed Game table where the biggest hands played out. This time the game was NLHE $300/$600.

Cates had raised to $1,500, Blom 3-bet to $5,400 and Hansen stepped out of the way this time. Cates called and the flop ran


Blom was really hooked on this flop. He took the lead with a $7,200 bet which Cates flat-called. The turn was the


Blom bet another $18k, but now Cates raised it up to $48k and Blom – quite cunningly, as you will see – made just the call. The river


didn’t change anything important on the board. Blom checked, Cates fired another bullet, Blom raised(!) and Cates called.

At the end of the hand both players had $125k in the pot. At showdown Blom showed


for a straight. Cates mucked his hand without further ado.

Blom earned himself a $400k pot here but at the end of the week he only managed to just break even. His overall balance for 2014 didn’t really change at all.

Winners of the Week

  • Sebastian taktloss47 Ruthenberg: $+611,960
  • Alexander PostflopAction Kostritsyn: $+542,206
  • Alexandre Alexonmoon Luneau: $+339,132
  • Isaac luvtheWNBA Haxton: $+209,454
  • Patrik FinddaGrind Antonius: $+205,772

Losers of the Week

  • Gus Hansen: $+611,960
  • SanIker: $+542,206
  • Niki Jedlicka: $+339,132
  • JaeggerJack: $+209,454
  • Julius Kagome Kagome Fleischer: $+205,772

Biggest Winners in 2014

  • Dan jungleman12 Cates: $+2,901,008
  • Alexander PostflopAction Kostritsyn: $+2,589,291
  • Trueteller: $+2,305,983
  • Alexandre alexonmoon Luneau: $+2,236,371
  • Mikael Punting-Peddler Thuritz: $+1,879,294

Biggest Losers in 2014

  • Chun samrostan Lei Zhou: $-6,172,977
  • Gus Hansen: $-4,826,991
  • Phil Polarizing Ivey: $-1,815,817
  • Viktor Isildur1 Blom: $-1.297,854
  • Julius KagomeKagome Fleischer: $-1,545,111

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