Danish Poker Pro Gus Hansen is very well known in the global poker community having won the 2007 Aussie Millions and three World Poker Tour (WPT) open titles. The Hendon Mob ranks Hansen second in the all time list of poker players in Denmark with over $10 million in live poker earnings.
Hansen who now lives in Denmark has been off the poker circuit for the last couple of years and his last official poker tournament according to the Hendon Mob was back in 2014 when he played at the EPT Main Event in Vienna. The Danish poker pro who now lives in Monaco spent a lot of time during the last two years playing online poker at the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker websites.
However things did not go very well for him online and there were a number of on-going reports documenting his poor run at online poker. Hansen is reported to have lost millions of dollars during this period and as a result, he decided that it was time for him to take a break from the poker industry as his previous sponsorship responsibility with Full Tilt Poker had also come to an end.
He started a business venture with a friend in Denmark revolving around music but in the end that did not work out the way he wanted. Hansen has decided to come back to his roots and rekindle his passion with poker and gambling in a bid to start afresh. When Hansen started out, he took to backgammon and was phenomenal at the game. He plans to play a little backgammon going forward but also to get back on the live poker circuit.
Hansen will play a little poker before the end of the year to shake of the rust and get back into the game. He wants to play at the 2017 Aussie Millions and think about new business ventures including live streaming.
In a statement, Hansen said “My endeavors throughout my life have led me to gambling, whether it’s one game or another. That’s always going to be a part of me and I’m always going to be seeking that. Obviously, I’m not going to play as much as when I played fucking 24/7, every day. But I will always be around in some way, shape or form because I like it and overall I’ve done pretty well at it.”