Gus Hansen

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  1. A professional poker player from Denmark known for being the only player in history to win four World Poker Tour titles. His tournament winnings exceed $7,200,000.

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Hansen's nickname, The Great Dane, is a reference to his Danish heritage.

Best Without a WSOP Bracelet?

With Erick Lindgren winning a WSOP bracelet in 2008, many believe that Gus Hansen is the best tournament poker player without a bracelet.

Boxing Match

On February 21, 2009 Hansen fought WSOPE bracelet winner Theo Jorgensen and lost in a decision. It was written by many media spectators that the match was a boring publicity event for Hansen's website, and that after the decision Hansen took the loss extremely hard.

Cash Game Reputation

Although Hansen has the reputation as one of the best tournament pros in the world, his reputation as one of the biggest cash game losers is well known within poker circles. A regular at Bobby's Room in Bellagio in Las Vegas, Hansen has made no secret of his million dollar session losses, as well as his failure in sports betting.