Gus Hansen

It was like Gus Hansen had the game in his genes; the way he proficiently played the game, no person would say that he was not a pro at the game. Gus Hansen was born in Denmark and had started playing tennis and backgammon at a very early age. His passion for games and sports matured with age and when he took up poker, he found his forte. This was when he was sent in a student exchange program to the United States and he discovered poker. The year 2002 saw him playing a major tournament and winning it at a grand scale. This was only the beginning; what followed later was to change the entire course of the life of Gus Hansen.

In the year 2002, Gus Hansen won the WPT Classic championship and took home a cash prize of $556,460 and this was when he knew that this is what he wanted to do. Each year, he participated in the major events and kept winning. He always found his spot in the top ranker and this is the reason why his popularity was growing immensely. Form one title to the other, he moved on to the top rankers of the game and was soon a force to be reckoned with.

The year 2010 saw him winning his first bracelet and this was when he also won the Full Tilt Poker with a cash prize of $1 million! This was the best year of his poker history till date. This is just the beginning though. There are many milestones on which his heart is set and this makes it easy for him to keep on winning tournaments. He is also the founder of an online poker website which was later sold to another company. Poker is his passion and he loves to play and propagate the game.