You can accuse Gus Hansen of many things, but lack of heart and stamina will never be among them. Yesterday saw "The Great Dane" battle it out for eighteen hours in just two heads-up matches at the Limit tables, and emerge a $140k victor.
His first match was a five hour encounter with young German phenom, Nicklas "ragen70" Heinecker, at the $2k/$4k 2-7 Triple Draw tables.
The match was a swingy affair, with both players taking six figure leads at some point during the game. It was Hansen who struck first, going c.$190k into the lead in the first couple of hours, before a sustained upswing from ragen70 put him in charge after 4 hours, as he went into a $140k lead. Eventually, however, Hansen managed to put together a final big run during the last half an hour of the match, to end the session with a $52k win.
After around an hour and a half, Hansen was back at the tables, this time taking on KPR16 at $2k/$4k FLO8 in what turned out to be a huge 13 hour, 1642 hand session.
As in his match with ragen70, Gus initially took a six figure lead before his opponent took tight control of the match. In fact, just over an hour after his six figure advantage, Hansen found himself down $300k. A $100k comeback was quickly checked by KPR16 who then went into a $425k lead.
Hansen spent the vast majority of this epic session in make-up, constantly trying to break even. At around the 650 hand mark it looked as though he would get there, as he came within $25k of even, before KPR16 stepped on the gas once more to go well over $300k in the lead again by the 900 hand mark.
Shortly after this, however, Hansen began another, more successful comeback, and after around 1,250 hands, and 11 hours of play, he finally broke even.
Even after Hansen established a $150k lead, the match was not over, as KPR16 then hit a $200k upswing to take the lead once again. After having come so far though, Hansen wasn't about to let it slip this time, and a final surge allowed to him to eventually leave the table with a $113k win.
During the early stages of the match, Hansen had briefly opened up a $2k/$4k 2-7 TD table against ragen70 once again. However, after losing a $30k buy in after just four hands, he decided that the'd concentrate all his efforts on the FLO8 game.
ragen70 went on to win a further $107k from Alex "Alexonmoon" Luneau in a subsequent $1k/$2k TD match, ending the day second on the leader board with a total win of $87.1k.
Yesterday's Biggest Winners
Gus Hansen +$139.6k
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