Gus Hansen is a Professional Poker Player. He is known to all because he is the only player who has won four WPT titles. He is the winner of 2007 Aussie Millions Main Event. Gustav Hansen or Gus Hansen was born on 13th February in the year 1974. His birthplace is Copenhagen, Denmark. This young man is a Professional Poker Player. Presently the poker professional lives in Monaco which is a small sovereign state in Western Europe. Gus Hansen was a famous backgammon player before he started playing poker.
He was a world class player in backgammon before 1997. He steps into the world of poker in 1993 and made himself a true professional in this casino game after 4 years of starting it. Another quality of Hansen is really very interesting. Before he started this profession he was also a youth tennis champion on those days. In his teenage he was very much known as a sports enthusiast. In his teenage he has taken part in many athletic challenges.
Both indoor and outdoor games were his preferences to take the challenges. He was very serious in those sports and established himself as a successful junior athlete. After 1997 Gus Hansen committed to the casino games and here also established a successful carrier. This is the best feature of his characteristics that what ever he does, he dose it very seriously till the success. In the betting world he is known because he does not only concentrate on the poker and the other professional games but he also accepts private bets that are fixed on various outdoor sports.
In 1993 Gus Hansen was a student of The University of California at Santa Cruz. While he was studying there as an exchange student he first stepped into the world of poker games. He was always interested in mathematics and numbers. The first time when he got interested in backgammon he was practiced it intensively until he made himself a master in the calculation. Hansen took part in the 1996 World Series of Poker for the first time.
But Gus Hansen knew that he was not going to win in the game because he ha s no experience of playing no limit hold’em before that time. He was lost the game but he gained the energy of learning the game properly from that game. That was the beginning of Hansen’s learning the poker games. He continued his experiments with the poker games. As he decided to practice the game with his full attention, he invented new strategies and styles to win the poker game.
After that Gus Hansen never looked back to his past performances on backgammon. In the year 2005 he won the Grand Final in the Poker Superstars Invitational. In 2006 he won the biggest pot in the second season of High Stakes Poker. In the year 2007 he won $1,192,919 for getting the first place in Aussie Millions Main Event that had taken place in Melbourne, Australia. Gus Hansen has established himself very fast in the world of poker games.
By Brian Garvin
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