Hansen Profit Continues To Dissipate
Despite being the biggest online winner for the year to date, Gus Hansen’s 2011 profits took a further hit last weekend as the Dane failed to arrest his slump playing heads-up PLO with Tom Dwan.
The pair locked horns on the virtual felt in a $300/$600 with Hansen trying to get back on track after a bad run in recent weeks cut his profits by several hundred thousand and Dwan just needing to record any sort of profit whatsoever.
Indeed, the heads-up clash represented the coming together of the year’s biggest winner and the year’s biggest loser, with $5.5m separating the two pros so far this year, but for all their contrasting fortunes it was Dwan who got the better of this one.
One of the biggest pots that the pair contested came when Dwan opened on the button for $1,800 and was potted by Hansen. Dwan made the call and the flop came down Qh 8h 6c, prompting Hansen to lead out for $11,400 and Dwan to raise it up by pot.
Hansen stuck in his remaining $43,000 and Dwan made the call, tabling a now-winning Qs Qd 5h 2c against Hansen’s Kd 10d 10c 9c. The pair agreed to run it twice, but on both occasions Hansen was drawing dead as the board paired on the turn, handing Dwan both halves the $121,000 pot.
The recent session means that Hansen has now fallen below the $3 million mark for the year with profits of $2,945,000 and “durrrr” has slightly improved on his massive arrears by reducing the deficit to $2,474,000.