Gus Hansen

Gus HansenGustav Hansen was born February 13, 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Gus began playing poker when he was a student at The University of California in 1993.

Gustav Hansen alias Gus Hansen has an impressive poker career. Gus won three World Poker Tour tournaments. Gus Hansen along with Doyle Brunson  and James Garner was one of the first inductees to World Poker Tour Walk of Famein 2004. In the same year People Magazine voted him one of the first 50`s Sexiest Men Alive.

Gus Hansen is known for being an extremely aggressive player. Often Gus plays any two cards before the flop and unpredictably will raise or bluff, this things make his opponents to do mistakes along the game. He broke in to the world of poker during the debut season of the World Poker Tour. During that season he made to the final tables at the Bellagio Casino and the Commerce Casino, and won both.

He won over $5,000,000 in live tournaments along his career. At the World Series of Poker in 2007 Gus Hansen made another great main event finishing 61st and won $154,194. Gus biggest success was on World Poker Tour where he has captured three World Poker Tour titles, a performance that no one else has accomplished.

Gus also won Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament in the first year when it was held and collected one million dollars at the final table winning in front of other biggest players in this sport. Gus Hansen loses much of his winnings at the Bellagio in the "Big Game" and through sports betting losing several million dollars.

His perceived style of playing does not really reflect his game play, he usually plays much more conservative then what the television makes his opponents believe.