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The Online Railbird: Gus Hansen Far and Away the Midweek's Biggest Winner

Gus Hansen

The action at the Full Tilt Poker high-stakes tables between Tuesday and Thursday saw Gus Hansen continue his heater and become the midweek’s biggest winner. Last week, Hansen was down nearly $2.5 million. In just a week, he managed to wipe out about $1 million off that debt and is now down just $1.5 million on the year. During the three-day midweek alone, Hansen profited $304,744.70 during 14 sessions and 728 hands. At the rate he’s going, he ought to be winner by the end of the year.

Hansen Wins $80k pot off DrugsOrMe

On Wednesday, Gus Hansen took on Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies and "DrugsOrMe" in the $500/$1000 pot-limit Omaha cap game and managed to hand them both six-figure losses. In one hand, Hansen ($45,999.50) was facing off against DrugsOrMe ($93,999.50) in heads-up action when the latter raised to $2,000 on the button. Hansen reraised to $6,000, DrugsOrMe made it $18,000, and Hansen called. The flop fell {4-Spades}{A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}, and Hansen checked to DrugsOrMe who bet $22,000. Hansen called and the pot was capped.

Hansen: {3-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}
DrugsOrMe: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs}

Hansen was ahead with his two pair, and the two players agreed to run it twice. On the first run, Hansen improved to a flush when the {2-Hearts} fell on the turn. The {7-Diamonds} on the river gave Hansen the first half of the pot, and it was on to the second run, which came {2-Diamonds} and {Q-Spades}. Hansen took down that run, as well, and scooped the entire $80,000 pot.

Hansen Continues to Pound DrugsOrMe

In another hand between Hansen ($63,996) and DrugsOrMe ($116,977.50), the latter raised to $2,000 on the button and the former responded by making it $6,000. DrugsOrMe called and the flop came down {9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. Hansen bet out $6,000 and DrugsOrMe popped it to $30,000. Hansen raised to $34,000 to cap the pot and DrugsOrMe called the additional $4,000.

Hansen: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Spades}
DrugsOrMe: {5-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

Hansen had flopped the nuts but agreed to run it twice nonetheless. On the first run, it came {A-Diamonds} and {7-Hearts}, sending $40,000 to Hansen. The second run, which came {J-Clubs} and {5-Diamonds}, did the same and Hansen took down the entire pot worth $80,000.

URnotINdanger2 Hits Quads on the River to Win $104k Pot

On Thursday, Scott “URnotINdanger2” Palmer squared off against "cadillac1944" at the $200/$400 PLO tables and managed to win $76,000 over the course of 198 hands. In one of the more decisive hands, Palmer ($52,192) raised to $1,200 on the button and cadillac1944 ($72,783.50) reraised to $3,600. Palmer made the call and the flop came down {3-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. Cadillac1944 led with a bet of $7,200, Palmer made it $28,800, cadillac1944 moved all-in, and Palmer called for his entire stack.

Cadillac1944: {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Palmer: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

Palmer was ahead with his set, but cadillac1944 had a massive wrap to the straight. In fact, he was drawing to 12 winners. The {A-Diamonds} on the turn filled cadillac1944’s straight but left Palmer with plenty of outs headed to the last card. The {3-Spades} on the river was one of them as Palmer hit quads and took down the $104k pot.

Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

This week’s biggest winners (11/2-11/4): Gus Hansen (+$304,744.40), "andrewkirk" (+$80,534.85), Chance “Chances Cards” Kornuth (+$67,020.20), "LokolsBack" (+$40,449.50)

In the Red: Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies (-$201,520.80), “DrugsOrMe” (-$155,669.50), "Ingenious89" (-$55,269.50), Rami “Arbianight” Boukai (-$51,630.50)

Year-to-Date Winners: Daniel “jungleman12” Cates (+$4.281 milliom), Tom “durrrr” Dwan (+$3.95 million), Phil Ivey (+$3.08 million)

Year-to-Date Losers: Brian Townsend (-$2.53 million), Gus Hansen (-$1.58 million)

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