Shitty cards and stone face land Gus Hansen his first bracelet

TAGs: Darvin Moon, Gus Hansen, WSOP 2009, WSOP Bracelet

gus-hansen-wins-first-wsop-braceletHansen, who alongside 2009 WSOP runner up Darvin Moon is one of few pros that can play like an amateur and still win, won the event after a tense best of three heads up challenge with Jim Collopy that ended in a four-hour tie breaker that ended when Hansen’s sailboats stood up to Collopy’s king-high draw.

Earlier in the tournament, the Great Dane had to face off with the Tiger Woods of Poker (minus the whoring around), Phil Ivey, defeating the eight-time bracelet winner to earn a spot in the semi finals.

However you feel about his style of play, it’s hard to argue with the success Hansen has had at the tables. The Danish pro currently boasts roughly $8 million in career tournament winnings, placing him 21st on the Hendon Mob’s list of all-time money makers.



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