Broski is the PokerStars username of poker legend Gustav "Gus" Hansen. It was a strong rumour for a long time, but it has now been confirmed that he is indeed Gus. Broski has been playing most of Gus's favourite games from Full Tilt - High stakes Pot Limit Omaha and Fixed Limit Omaha Hi/lo.
Gus was born in 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He now lives in Monaco, and has done for a while. Gus was the biggest winner online in 2011, all of which took place on Full Tilt and in the first five months of the year. He profited almost $4 million in this time, which is even more amazing seeing as it was $1.76 million ahead of the second biggest winner of the year who had the whole 12 months to play.
Hansen has had an impressive live tournament career with a whole host of tournament titles and over $11.2 million in tournament prize money, putting him 13th on the All-time money list (as of August 2012). Those titles include: winning the $10,500 Aussie Millions main event in 2007 for AUS$1,500,000, 3 World Poker Tour open titles, the first WPT Bad Boys of Poker invitational event, the season one event of the inaugural $400,000 Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament for $1,000,000, the $2000 EPM FullTiltPoker.com London All Star Challenge in London, and the FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX. He gained his first and only bracelet in 2010, winning the £10,350 No Limit Hold'em High Roller Heads-Up for £288,409 in the World Series of Poker Europe, in London. In 2008 Hansen came in second to David Chiu at the Season 6 WPT Championship, earning himself $1,714,800.
Gus has also played in some of the biggest live cash games in the world, including the famously huge stakes over in Macau, "The Big Game" in Bobby's Room, Las Vegas, as well as featuring on some television shows such as High Stakes Poker. He has a book out called Every Hand Revealed, which is a detailed account of many of the hands he played en route to the Aussie millions. In 2004, he was inducted into the World Poker Tour Walk of Fame. Before turning to playing poker professionally in 1997, Hansen was already a world class backgammon player and a youth tennis champion. Hansen was a founding partner and house pro of the online poker site pokerchamps.com, which was launched in 2003. In 2005 the company was sold to the British company Betfair, for approximately $15 million.