"The Great Dane" Is On A Big UpswingPublished on February 13th, 2011 8:08 am EST
1. Gus Hansen On A Major Upswing. According to our friends at HighStakesDB.com (link below), Gus Hansen is up over $5 million on Full Tilt Poker since the beginning of October.
We often point out Hansen's struggles on this site, so it's only fair that we make mention of the fact that he is in the midst of a big upswing.
According to HighStakesDB, Hansen has managed to rake in over $5 million since the beginning of October over a total of approximately 100k tracked hands. This means that Hansen has made an average of roughly $50 per hand on Full Tilt Poker over the past 4 1/2 months.
The gods have been smiling quite a bit on Gus Hansen as of late. He won his very first World Series of Poker bracelet at the WSOPE in September of 2010, and followed this up with a first place finish in the FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX in December, taking home $1,000,000 in the process.
In addition to all of that, Hansen is rumored to be dating tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki.
Hansen is running very hot right now.
2. Final Four of FTOPS $10k Heads Up Event Set.
The final four of FTOPS #19 ($10k 2-Day NLHE Heads Up) has now been set.
Here are the semifinal match-ups for Sunday:
Alessio Isaia vs "paulgees81"
Scott Clements vs "John00Flemming"
All four players are guaranteed a minimum of $108,800 for making it this far, with the eventual winner of the event walking away with $364,800.
Many big names turned out for this event, including the likes of Gus Hansen, David Benyamine, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi.
3. Fourth "Superstar Showdown" Match Set For Sunday.
Just a friendly reminder - Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is set to battle Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov in the fourth installment of the "Superstar Showdown" on Sunday.
The match, which will begin on Pokerstars at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday afternoon, will see the two combatants play 2,500 hands of $50/$100 NLHE over a total of four tables. The winner will be the player who is ahead at the end of the 2,500 hand session.
"Isildur1" is currently 2-1 in "Superstar Showdown" matches, with wins over Tony G and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates. Blom's loss came at the hands of Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton in the first "Superstar Showdown" match.
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