Team Full Tilt’s Gus Hansen Claims His First WSOP Bracelet
Monday, 27. September 2010

When considering who are the greatest poker players in the world today, Team Full Tilt’s Gus Hansen is certainly a name that will appear near the top of just about everyone’s list. “The Great Dane” regularly appears in GSN’s High Stakes Poker and NBC’s Poker After Dark and is an unpredictable and feared opponent both on the felt and online.

After many year in the poker world’s spotlight and innumerable successes, the one thing that seemed to elude him was a WSOP bracelet…until now. Hansen claimed his first bracelet when he won the £10,000 High-Roller No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship event at WSOP Europe in London.

The £10,000 High-Roller No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship hosted a lineup of the best poker players in all of the world and Hansen’s victory was no simple task. Hansen found himself entangled in a poker battle at the final table when he went up against Jim Callopy for a best of three heads-up final for the championship. The heads-up battle went on so long that the final table had to be interrupted and delayed a number of days as both players were even at 1 to 1 in match wins.

It took Hansen an incredible 3 hours to finally defeat Callopy in their third match. The momentum of the match finally swung decisively in favor of Hansen when two hours into the match, Hansen saw his full house against Callopy‘s set of jacks. Hanson walked away with £288,409 for finishing in first and Jim Callopy, “Mr. Big Queso,” got a purse of £178,211 for finishing in second.

It was a long road to victory for Hansen and he found himself up against a veritable who’s who of poker along the way. His opponents on the way to meeting Callopy were Max Steinburg, Mark Everett, Phil Ivey, Neil Channing and Andrew Feldman.

The £10,000 High-Roller No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship was held at Casino at the Empire in London and was the 4th event of 5 to be scheduled this year as a part of WSOP Europe. The event drew a total prize pool of £1,030,000 and the top 16 finished in the money. Amongst the players that succeeded in cashing were Huck Seed, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Ram Vaswani and Howard Lederer.

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