The Online Railbird: Gus Hansen Far and Away the Midweek's Biggest Winner
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 , and Hansen checked to DrugsOrMe who bet $22,000. Hansen called and the pot was capped.
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 fell on the turn. The on the river gave Hansen the first half of the pot, and it was on to the second run, which came and . 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 . 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 had flopped the nuts but agreed to run it twice nonetheless. On the first run, it came and , sending $40,000 to Hansen. The second run, which came and , 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 . Cadillac1944 led with a bet of $7,200, Palmer made it $28,800, cadillac1944 moved all-in, and Palmer called for his entire stack.
Palmer was ahead with his set, but cadillac1944 had a massive wrap to the straight. In fact, he was drawing to 12 winners. The on the turn filled cadillac1944’s straight but left Palmer with plenty of outs headed to the last card. The 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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