As with Phil “polirizing” Ivey, the online poker tables have not be kind to Gus Hansen as of late, but yesterday proved to be a crucial turning point for ‘The Great Dane’ as he slowly edged his way up to a $546,668 profit by the end of the day.
Hansen played a total of 18 session with 9 of those sessions played out on the Deuce to Seven Triple Draw tables and the remaining 9 over on the 8-Game tables. Both styles of poker proved to be kind as Hansen took $338,273 from the Triple Draw tables and $208,396 from the 8-Game tables according to highstakesdb.com>.
The toughest competition came from his 8-Game plays as he faced competition versus some of online poker’s high stakes gunners including Phil “Polarizing” Ivey, Alex “Alexonmoon” Luneau, “puntin-peddler, Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn, “samrostan”, Patrick “FinddaGrind” Antonius and Hac “trex313” Dang. Despite the big name lineups, Hansen still ruled the tables—probably winning a large chunk of change already lost to the very same opponents in his past 8-Game endeavors.
For Hansen it had been a miserable week as well as another erratic year of poker, but today he proved there is possibly a silver lining to every dark cloud. Although, Draw has been Hansen’s nemesis over this year accounting for $2,822,810 worth of his so far $3,015,645 in losses—while in 8-Game he has recorded only $379,672 in losses in 2014— ironically Hansen came up trumps in both styles over the course of yesterday’s plays.