Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship

Hang Eliminates Hansen

Shamus • Level 9

2-7 Triple Draw

"If I happen to bust out soon, I just want to say what a pleasure it's been playing with such a personality."

So said Gus Hansen a while ago across the table to David Oppenheim, the pair carrying forward an long-running conversation about an earlier hand they had played. The sincerity of Hansen's compliment was belied somewhat by his wide grin, and Oppenheim was chuckling as well in response.

As his stack was low, however, Hansen's words did have more serious meaning as he was indeed on the verge of being eliminated. Soon he'd find himself all in before the last draw in a 2-7 triple draw hand versus Tommy Hang, and as he squeezed his last card Hang went ahead and turned over his {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}.

Hansen saw he'd missed his draw — a quick flash of the cards including a {10-} among them — and soon he was bidding everyone else adieu.

Player Chips Progress
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us 290,000 50,000
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
dk Busted

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