Gus Hansen Finishes 2011 As Year’s Biggest Winner

Published on January 2nd, 2012 12:15 am EST

Gus Hansen - #1 Cash Player of 2011It seems like eons ago since the likes of Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey and Tom “durrrr” Dwan were battling it out on Full Tilt Poker.

The high stakes games on Full Tilt Poker took a major hit after “Black Friday”, as the site quickly moved to block the accounts of US players. This meant no Phil Ivey and no Tom Dwan.

A few months later, the AGCC suspended Full Tilt Poker’s licenses and the site shut its doors, bringing an end to the high stakes games and sending players scattering to Pokerstars and casinos in Macau.

Despite being shut down for more than half of 2011, Full Tilt Poker still produced 6 of the 10 biggest online cash game winners for the year, and 7 of the 10 biggest losers.

Let’s look at the biggest winners and losers of last year, courtesy of


Gus Hansen, $3,941,703
Ilari FIN, $2,183,832
refaelamit, $2,105,597
jungleman12, $1,952,994
NoPasaran, $1,875,348
Isildur1, $1,472,695
Matt Hawrilenko, $1,440,095
bixiu, $1,406,194
Jeans89, $1,377,019
Phil Ivey, $1,336,313


durrrr, -$2,474,309
fishosaurusREX, -$1,399,950
kagome kagome, -$1,377,281
cadillac1944, -$1,336,308
Esvedra, -$1,182,259
Zypherin, -$1,054,638
nutsinho, -$1,025,356
nasud 11, -$877,151
UarePileous, -$837,803
Cole South, -$778,457





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