Gus Hansen Wins $3.8 Million in Cash Poker at Big Game in Macau
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January 30, 2012
Gus Hansen paid a visit to Macau on his way to the Aussie Millions this year. He took part in Macau’s Big Game. The player earned a total of $3.8 million in the event. The Big Game has been running for quite a few weeks. It is hosted by the StarWorld Macau’s Poker King Club. The event features blinds worth $1,300/$2,600. Apart from Gus Hansen, quite a few well-known poker pros were a part of the Big Game. Some of them are Andrew Robl, John Juanda, Sam Trickett and Phil Ivey.
Hansen Discusses Big Game Action on his Blog
Hansen wrote about the action at the felt in the Big Game in his blog. The player stated that he was amazed at the enthusiasm with which his fellow competitors continued to play for hours. Hansen stated that probably he is much older than these players and hence don’t have the same level of energy. The player referred to his fellow competitors as marathon runners as they kept playing several sessions without a break in between.
Macau Big Game Win
The 38-year old poker pro, Hansen stated that he is happy with his win at Macau’s Big Game. The player had won the Main event of Aussie Millions five years ago. The field had about 747 players who were outlasted by the Danish player. He took home a total of $1,500,000 in Australian dollars.
Hansen had been a tennis star before he entered the world of professional poker. He had also been a fantastic backgammon player. The player wrote a book called Every Hand Revealed. It is about the game-play at the Aussie Millions. The book also offers a detailed description of hands played during the 2007 Aussie Millions event.
Big Game a Huge Success
Hansen praised Macau’s Big Game in his blog. He stated that the event was very well planned and offered a great gaming environment. The Big Game is organized by Mr. Winfred Yu. Hansen added that all his fellow opponents had an exceptionally good attitude towards the game. Players not only had a respectful attitude towards their fellow competitors but also towards dealers and staff members. The player mentioned that players should watch the game and gain insights about how to behave when playing online poker real money tournaments or live poker events.
The player is planning to be a part of another Big Game session before heading to Australia.