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    Born: 1974-02-13, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Gus Hansen was born in Denmark in 1974 and currently lives in Monaco. Hansen won three World Series of Poker titles, the Aussie Millions Main Event of 2007 and he was the winner of the first season of Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament...

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  • Highlights in Poker Career

    Hansen started his career as a college student in the mid 1990s and in 2004 he finished 150th place at the 2004 Main Event. He was also inducted into the Poker World Tour Walk of Fame that same year. In 2007 he came in 61st place at the No Limit Texas Hold Em event. Hansen was also the first person to win three World Poker Tour titles and in 2008 he won a million dollars at the World Poker Tour event. In 2006 he won the London All Star Challenge, winning $102,000. In 2003 Hansen founded the online site Pokerchamps.com.

    In poker, implied odds are a concept that is more complicated, though pot odds are related to them. The implied odds on a hand are based on the size of the pot expected at the end of the hand, and do not have any relationship with the money currently in the pot. When holding a strong drawing hand and facing an even money situation a skilled player usually considers bet calling or even opening based on his implied odds. This is a common thing in multi-way pots, where one or more opponents are likely to call all the way to showdown, and Gus Hansen knows how to handle those situations.

    How To Play Poker Like Gus Hansen

    If you have followed Gus Hansen’s career and you want to play poker well like him, there are several ways to do this. If it is your first time playing poker, you want to read about the rules of the game so you will understand how the game works. Another thing you want to do is talk with friends who play poker and have them teach you the game. Attend local poker events and take notes if necessary. After you do all of these things you should practice the game.

    Where to Find Events In Which Gus Hansen Will Appear

    For those who are big fans of Gus Hansen, there are ways you can find out where his next events are. One way to do this is to subscribe to a poker magazine or newsletter because they usually have listings on the latest events that poker stars will appear at. You can ask friends who follow poker where Gus will be so you can plan ahead of time for the event. Since Gus occasionally appears on TV events, you can check your cable listings. You can also look at poker news websites to learn about where Gus Hansen will be in your city.

    Gus Hansen’s Tips

    On Gus Hansen’s website you will find various tips for playing poker successfully. For example, he says that you should always play in such a way that your opponent will have to make a tough move. If your opponent is too tight in his plays, you can raise your stakes higher. If your opponent raises in front of you, you should wait for strong call to raise because when you play behind him, you reduce you’re your chances of losing to the opponent’s hand. For the opponent who plays a lot of hands, you want to start with really good hands if you are going to go first.

    Recent News About Gus Hansen

    This year Gus Hansen won a final seat at the 1,000,000 Buy-In-Big-One-For-One Drop tournament and he won a million dollars. In 2011 he made the cover of Card Player magazine In the cover story in the magazine Gus talks about his early career in backgammon and he talked about how he had to change his strategy over the years. Gus mentioned that he stopped playing too loose and he started using the best hands for his plays.

    Music Gus Hansen Listens to On IPod

    When Gus Hansen is not playing cards at tournaments, he is chilling out on his iPod. Some of the artists he listens to include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Dr. Dre. It looks like Gus has a diverse taste in music just like his diverse playing style.

    Gus Earned Up to $5 million in Online Poker

    As of 2011, Gus Hansen has earned up to $5 million in online poker last year. This is remarkable and an example of the determination that he had regarding the game. It shows his ruthless nature in a good way as he utilizes his best strategies to defeat his opponents. When you develop good poker skills and have a winning streak, you have high chances of earning substantial funds.

    Gus Plans to Get Into Racketlon

    After years of playing poker, Gus Hansen does not plan to end his poker career but he wants to focus on his racketlon career and possibly compete in racketlon tournaments. Racketlon is a series of sports games which include tennis, racquetball, badminton and squash. Racketlon originated in the early 1980s and Gus says that he is willing to put in the time to become better at these sports in order to compete in the tournaments.

    Gus Also Teaches Backgammon

    Before entering the professional poker world, Gus Hansen played backgammon. If you always wanted to know how to play backgammon, Gus Hansen has videos on various gaming websites that teach you how to play backgammon. This is a cost-free way to learn the game and you get to learn from a professional poker player.

    Gus Won First World Series of Poker Bracelet in 2010.

    Another victory for Gus Hansen was when he won his first WTOP bracelet in 2010. This propelled him even further as a poker player and since this happened, his popularity soared and is now a household name by poker industry experts.

    Conclusion

    Gus Hansen is a poker player that is confident yet not arrogant. He carefully analyzes his plays and is skilled at understanding his opponents’ strategies, which is important in poker. Gus is also laid-back and does not take himself too seriously and he developed other interests such as racketlon. In addition, he is also handsome has been a chick magnet in recent years. He remains dedicated to keeping integrity in the poker profession and does not tolerate shady practices. For example, he recently accused a fellow online poker player of cheating, which this player denies. Finally, Gus Hansen is someone who loves the game and the games loves him.