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The Online Railbird Report: Good Times For Gus

Gus Hansen

The action at the Full Tilt Poker high-stakes table the last few days certainly topped last weekend's action. The big winner since Saturday was Gus Hansen, now down just $2.2 million after being down over $3.3 million earlier this month. Also enjoying a nice few days was Patrik Antonius, up over a half million for the year. On the other end of the spectrum, Di "Urindanger" Dang lost the most over the last few days, mainly at the hands of Hansen.

Hansen's Heater Carries On

Gus Hansen still has a way to go to get out of the red for the year, but if he keeps up his recent winning ways, he might get out of there sooner than most would have anticipated. Hansen's recent heater is continuing, and on Monday, he had a winning session against Di "Urindanger" Dang at $500/$1,000 capped pot-limit Omaha.

Dang raised to $2,100 on the button and Hansen called from the big blind, bringing out a flop of {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. Hansen checked and Dang bet $3,000, quickly getting called. The turn brought the {7-Hearts} and Hansen checked once again. Dang bet $7,200 this time, and Hansen again called, delivering the {Q-Spades} on the river. Hansen checked for a third time, and Dang fired $17,200, only to be raised to $27,700 by Hansen, reaching the cap. Dang called, but mucked when Hansen tabled {J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts} for sevens full to win the pot.

Antonius Gets the Better of Sauce1234

Patrik Antonius and "Sauce1234" battled at $200/$400 no-limit hold'em this weekend in a session that became profitable for Antonius. Sitting with a little less than $50,000, Antonius raised to $1,200 on the button. Sauce1234 popped it to $4,000 from the big blind, and Antonius called, leading to a {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop. Sauce1234 fired a continuation bet of $3,825, and Antonius called. When the {Q-Clubs} hit the turn, Sauce1234 bet $9,150 and again Antonius smooth-called. The {4-Clubs} landed on the river, and Sause1234 shoved, having his man well-covered. Antonius called all-in for $32,823 and revealed {A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for a rivered wheel, besting Sauce1234s {J-Hearts}{9-Spades} and winning the near $100,000 pot.

Another key hand Antonius won came after calling a $1,200 raise in the big blind. The flop came down {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Antonius led out with a pot-sized bet of $2,400. Sauce1234 raised to $7,225, and Antonius jammed with the bigger stack. Sauce1234 called all in for another $35,973 with {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for middle pair and a flush draw, facing Antonius' {K-Spades}{J-Spades} for top pair. They ran it twice and Antonius came out victorious on both. The {2-Spades} and {4-Hearts} hit on the first run while the {7-Diamonds} and {A-Hearts} came on the second. Neither was any good for Sauce1234 and Antonius won the $89,000 pot.

Who’s up? Who’s down?

This week’s biggest winners (10/23-10/25): Gus Hansen (+$603,000), Patrik Antonius (+$249,000), Luukie21 (+$162,000)

In the red: Di "Urindanger" Dang (-$333,000), Esvedra (-$139,000), Sauce1234 (-$123,000)

Year to Date: Daniel "jungleman12" Cates (+$3.96 million), Tom "durrrr" Dwan (+$3.95 million), Phil Ivey (+$3.08 million)

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