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Gus Hansen had a good week on the tables this week, booking almost a million dollars in winnings in one day. Over half of the winnings were on the Hold’em table, but a large portion also came from playing Omaha.

Gus’ biggest win of the week came against fellow Full Tilt pro Brian Hastings at the always entertaining RailHeaven table. Hastings raised first to $3k, only to be re-raised by Gus from the small blind. Hastings called and the flop came 9d 3s 5c. Gus bet out $16k and was smooth called by Hastings. The turn came the 4s and Gus pushed in his entire $200k stack. Hasting called and showed 9s 7s which was about 40% to win against Hansen’s Kh Kd. The river brought the 4d and Gus scooped up the almost $450k pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8668700603: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 11:59:13 ET – 2008/10/26
Seat 1: Brian Hastings ($222,984)
Seat 2: Gus Hansen ($226,745)
Seat 5: durrrr ($1,207,596.20)
Seat 6: Urindanger ($233,522.55)
Gus Hansen posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Urindanger has 15 seconds left to act
Urindanger folds
Brian Hastings raises to $3,000
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen raises to $10,500
durrrr folds
Brian Hastings calls $7,500
*** FLOP *** [9d 3s 5c]
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen bets $16,000
Brian Hastings calls $16,000
*** TURN *** [9d 3s 5c] [4s]
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen has requested TIME
Gus Hansen bets $200,245, and is all in
Brian Hastings calls $196,484, and is all in
Gus Hansen shows [Kh Kd]
Brian Hastings shows [9s 7s]
Uncalled bet of $3,761 returned to Gus Hansen
*** RIVER *** [9d 3s 5c 4s] [4d]
Gus Hansen shows two pair, Kings and Fours
Brian Hastings shows two pair, Nines and Fours
Gus Hansen wins the pot ($446,966) with two pair, Kings and Fours
Brian Hastings adds $100,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $446,968 | Rake $2
Board: [9d 3s 5c 4s 4d]
Seat 1: Brian Hastings (button) showed [9s 7s] and lost with two pair, Nines and Fours
Seat 2: Gus Hansen (small blind) showed [Kh Kd] and won ($446,966) with two pair, Kings and Fours
Seat 5: durrrr (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Urindanger didn’t bet (folded)

Gus’ second biggest pot of the day also came on the Hold’em table, this time against Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan. Durrrr raised from under the gun and Gus reraised to $11k only to have durrrr push his entire stack of more than a million dollars into the pot. Gus thought about it for a bit and then called, showing down a pair of tens to durrrr’s AK. Gus managed to dodge the aces and kings in the deck and took down the $228k pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8668633250: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 11:53:10 ET – 2008/10/26
Seat 1: Brian Hastings ($232,484)
Seat 2: Gus Hansen ($113,873.50)
Seat 5: durrrr ($1,332,971.70)
Seat 6: Urindanger ($211,526.55)
Brian Hastings posts the small blind of $500
Gus Hansen posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
Urindanger folds
Brian Hastings folds
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen raises to $11,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $1,011,000
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen has requested TIME
Gus Hansen: ups
Gus Hansen calls $102,873.50, and is all in
durrrr shows [Kc Ad]
Gus Hansen shows [Th Tc]
Uncalled bet of $897,126.50 returned to durrrr
*** FLOP *** [6d 9h Qc]
*** TURN *** [6d 9h Qc] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [6d 9h Qc Qh] [8h]
durrrr shows a pair of Queens
Gus Hansen shows two pair, Queens and Tens
Gus Hansen wins the pot ($228,245) with two pair, Queens and Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $228,247 | Rake $2
Board: [6d 9h Qc Qh 8h]
Seat 1: Brian Hastings (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: Gus Hansen (big blind) showed [Th Tc] and won ($228,245) with two pair, Queens and Tens
Seat 5: durrrr showed [Kc Ad] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 6: Urindanger (button) didn’t bet (folded)

Another ‘moderate’ sized pot Gus took down playing Hold’em was just over $100k. LarsLuzak raised it up preflop and was called by Gus who had position. The flop came Jc 7c Qd and LarsLuzak bet out a little over $5k. Gus re-raised to $13k and was called. The turn brought the Jh and LarsLuzak checked to Gus who pushed all in for almost $35k. LarsLuzak called and showed Kd Qs which was in trouble against Hansen’s Js 8c. The river was a king but wasn’t enough to stop Gus from taking down the pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8667809852: Table RailHeaven (6 max) – $500/$1000 – No Limit Hold’em – 10:32:41 ET – 2008/10/26
Seat 1: LarsLuzak ($82,085)
Seat 2: Gus Hansen ($50,999)
Seat 5: durrrr ($1,157,813.20)
Seat 6: Urindanger ($302,540.55), is sitting out
LarsLuzak posts the small blind of $500
Gus Hansen posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr folds
LarsLuzak raises to $3,765
Gus Hansen calls $2,765
*** FLOP *** [Jc 7c Qd]
LarsLuzak bets $5,400
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen raises to $13,000
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak calls $7,600
*** TURN *** [Jc 7c Qd] [Jh]
LarsLuzak checks
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen bets $34,234, and is all in
LarsLuzak calls $34,234
Gus Hansen shows [8c Js]
LarsLuzak shows [Kd Qs]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 7c Qd Jh] [Kh]
Gus Hansen shows three of a kind, Jacks
LarsLuzak shows two pair, Kings and Queens
Gus Hansen wins the pot ($101,997) with three of a kind, Jacks
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $101,998 | Rake $1
Board: [Jc 7c Qd Jh Kh]
Seat 1: LarsLuzak (small blind) showed [Kd Qs] and lost with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 2: Gus Hansen (big blind) showed [8c Js] and won ($101,997) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 5: durrrr (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 6: Urindanger is sitting out

Gus’ other big wins of the day came from the pot limit Omaha tables, the biggest of which was a three-way pot with David Benyamine and THEDONKEY01. With a call from THEDONKEYNO1 and David Benyamine in front of him, Gus raised the pot and was called by LarsLuzak and both the limpers. The flop came 4d Td 5s. LarsLuzak checked and THEDONKEYNO1 bet out $7600 and David Benyamine pushed his entire $31k stack into the middle. Gus then followed suit and pushed his stack in, raising it another $7k. Gus showed 9s Jd 6s Qd, THEDONKEYNO1 showed 5d 3s 6c Ac and Benyamine showed As Ts 3d 6h. Benyamine was ahead at the moment with top pair and open ended straight draw. THEDONKEYNO1 had a pretty large straight draw and GUS basically was only left with a flush draw. The turn dropped the 8d onto the board which gave Gus the flush and the almost $95k that was in the pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8671572365: Table Barn (deep 6) – $200/$400 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 15:37:34 ET – 2008/10/26
Seat 1: Isaac Baron ($10,894)
Seat 2: LarsLuzak ($173,560)
Seat 3: THEDONKEYNO1 ($25,690)
Seat 4: David Benyamine ($33,184)
Seat 6: Gus Hansen ($40,583)
Isaac Baron posts the small blind of $200
LarsLuzak posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
THEDONKEYNO1 calls $400
David Benyamine calls $400
Gus Hansen raises to $2,200
Isaac Baron folds
LarsLuzak calls $1,800
THEDONKEYNO1 calls $1,800
David Benyamine calls $1,800
*** FLOP *** [4d Td 5s]
LarsLuzak checks
THEDONKEYNO1 has 15 seconds left to act
THEDONKEYNO1 bets $7,600
David Benyamine raises to $30,984, and is all in
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen has requested TIME
Gus Hansen raises to $38,383, and is all in
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak folds
THEDONKEYNO1 calls $15,890, and is all in
Gus Hansen shows [9s Jd 6s Qd]
THEDONKEYNO1 shows [5d 3s 6c Ac]
David Benyamine shows [As Ts 3d 6h]
Uncalled bet of $7,399 returned to Gus Hansen
*** TURN *** [4d Td 5s] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [4d Td 5s 8d] [Ah]
Gus Hansen shows a flush, Queen high
David Benyamine shows two pair, Aces and Tens
Gus Hansen wins the side pot ($14,988) with a flush, Queen high
THEDONKEYNO1 shows two pair, Aces and Fives
Gus Hansen wins the main pot ($79,468) with a flush, Queen high
THEDONKEYNO1 is sitting out
David Benyamine is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $94,458 Main pot $79,470. Side pot $14,988. | Rake $2
Board: [4d Td 5s 8d Ah]
Seat 1: Isaac Baron (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: LarsLuzak (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: THEDONKEYNO1 showed [5d 3s 6c Ac] and lost with two pair, Aces and Fives
Seat 4: David Benyamine showed [As Ts 3d 6h] and lost with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 6: Gus Hansen (button) showed [9s Jd 6s Qd] and won ($94,456) with a flush, Queen high

The last big pot for Gus came against LarsLuzak at a deep stack 200/400 PLO table. LarsLuzak raised from early position preflop and was re-raised by Hansen. LarsLuzak called and the flop came 4d Qc 7h. Gus put out a bet of almost $10k and LarsLuzak pushed for another $30k. Gus called and showed As 6s Kd 5d which was behind LarsLuzak’s Tc Ah Qd 6c. The turn, however, brought a king for Gus to take the lead and a 5 on the river sealed the deal as Hansen raked in a $90k pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #8674792408: Table Barn (deep 6) – $200/$400 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 19:07:07 ET – 2008/10/26
Seat 1: Gus Hansen ($44,796)
Seat 2: The_Houdini ($22,284.50)
Seat 4: Brian Hastings ($140,649)
Seat 5: LarsLuzak ($51,332.50)
Seat 6: stuckmyass ($25,386.50), is sitting out
Gus Hansen posts the small blind of $200
The_Houdini is sitting out
Brian Hastings posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
The_Houdini stands up
LarsLuzak raises to $1,400
Gus Hansen raises to $4,600
Brian Hastings folds
LarsLuzak calls $3,200
*** FLOP *** [4d Qc 7h]
Gus Hansen bets $9,600
LarsLuzak raises to $38,400
Gus Hansen: uups
Gus Hansen has 15 seconds left to act
Gus Hansen raises to $40,196, and is all in
LarsLuzak calls $1,796
Gus Hansen shows [As 6s Kd 5d]
LarsLuzak shows [Tc Ah Qd 6c]
*** TURN *** [4d Qc 7h] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [4d Qc 7h Kh] [5s]
Gus Hansen shows two pair, Kings and Fives
LarsLuzak shows a pair of Queens
Gus Hansen wins the pot ($89,991) with two pair, Kings and Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $89,992 | Rake $1
Board: [4d Qc 7h Kh 5s]
Seat 1: Gus Hansen (small blind) showed [As 6s Kd 5d] and won ($89,991) with two pair, Kings and Fives
Seat 2: The_Houdini is sitting out
Seat 4: Brian Hastings (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: LarsLuzak (button) showed [Tc Ah Qd 6c] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 6: stuckmyass is sitting out

After the day was up, Gus walked away from the tables up almost a million dollars, ending an impressive one day performance by one of the best poker players in the world.