Gus Hansen, one of the former Full Tilt Poker red pro’s, has taken a place among the new Full Tilt Poker’s Professionals. The Professionals are a small, elite group of poker players selected to be a the new face of Full Tilt Poker to help bring the Full Tilt brand back into the top spot.
Who is Gus Hansen?
Gus Hansen (birth name Gustav Jacobsen) was born on February 13th, 1974 outside of Copenhagen in Denmark. He started out as a professional tennis player and backgammon player and eventually made the switch to poker. Gus pioneered the loose and aggressive style of poker, when American’s learned tight aggressive poker in the style of Phil Hellmuth or Chris Ferguson, Europe learned to play unpredictable and hyper aggressively, always keeping the pressure on regardless of hand strength. This style later became king in online poker with many top pros such as Tom “durrr” Dwan and Viktor “isildur1” Blom, adapting it even further.
Gus Hansen on the “Professionals”
A press release issued in early October tabbed Hansen as the first ambassador for the new Full Tilt Poker. The four-time World Poker Tour champion stated: “I’m very excited to represent the industry’s most authentic poker brand. Full Tilt Poker has the best games, most innovative software and the strongest poker community; to me this feels like coming home” in his first interview following the announcement.
Gus Hansen’s Achievements
If you asked Gus he would probably say his biggest achievement is being voted into People Magazine’s Top 50 Sexiest people. That being said, Gus Hansen has 3 World Poker Tour Wins, along with 7 final tables. He Has 1 WOSPE Bracelet for his 10k High Roller Heads Up win. He also holds a win in the Aussie Millions main event. As well as a Poker Million IX title which he won $1,000,000 for.
All in all Gus has over $11,000,000 in tournament winnings to his name and he’s not even 40 yet. Gus Hansen, is also a very frequent player in the biggest poker games in the world based in Macau where he battles the likes of Tom Dwan, Sam Trickett and Phil Ivey along with many prominent Chinese business men.
Notable Gus Hansen TV hands
Gus Hansen Top 10 Tournament Cashes
|WPT 6 World Championship||April 19, 2008||2nd||$1,714,800|
|Aussie Millions 2007||January 14, 2007||1st||$1,245,000|
|Poker Superstars Invitational||Febuary, 2005||1st||$1,000,000|
|FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX, Sky Sports||December 10, 2010||1st||$1,000,000|
|One Drop Mega Satellie WSOP Event||June 30, 2012||1st||$1,000,000|
|Aussie Millions 2012 Super High Roller||January 29, 2012||3rd||$823,579|
|WPT S1 5 Diamond Poker Classic||May 31, 2002||1st||$556,460|
|WPT S1 L.A. Poker Classic||February 21, 2003||1st||$532,490|
|WPT S2 PCA||January 24, 2004||1st||$455,780|
|WSOPE High Roller Heads Up||September 21, 2010||1st||$444,925|
Ambassadors like Gus Hansen will have their work cut out for them in separating the new FullTilt Poker from the old. There is still plenty of distrust in the poker community towards the site, even though highly-regarded PokerStars management has been put in place. With fellow Professional members Tom Dwan and Viktor Blom it seems that Full Tilt Poker has regained it’s former glory, second only to PokerStars. With players like these it seems things can only get better for Full Tilt Poker.
Play poker at Full Tilt and become the next Gus Hansen!