Gus Finally Grabs WSOP Gold
September 27, 2021
Multiple World Poker Tour champion, Gus Hansen, officially got the monkey of never having won a World Series of Poker bracelet, off his back yesterday, when he claimed the title of Event #4 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe.

Hansen, undoubtedly made many fellow Full Tilt Poker cash game pros excited about their futures, when it became widely known that he earned ₤288,409- or about $460,000 USD- for his recent heads-up tournament victory, practically assuring them of more high stakes action than they could ask for when he returns from London back to the virtual felt.

To earn this cash and his first bracelet, Gus had to outlast a world-class field of 103 players, and personally defeat such top pros as Neil Channing, Andrew Feldman and Phil Ivey.  Lastly, Hansen had to face tough internet pro Jim “Mr. Big Queso” Collopy in a final best-of-three match, while also dealing with a significant delay during that match when the tournament was unavoidably paused at 1-to-1, after the marathon session lasted for over 8 hours and made it clear that at least one more day would be needed to wrap things up. 

Sunday night, turned out to be the day chosen by the two players, and this time it “only” took Hansen a little over 3 hours to secure the last win. 

Settling for second place in the ₤10,000 buy-in high roller event, Jim Collopy earned an also impressive ₤178,211.

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