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HighStakes: Gus Hansen loses €1,4 million on a tennis bet

The Danish poker pro, Gus Hansen, recently placed a 1,4 million euro bet on a tennis player to win 2009's French open. Unfortunately for Gus his tennis player lost already in the quarter finals and a very lucky bookmaker could collect €1,4 million euro. Gus Hansen is known to be a very heavy gambler on all types of things next to playing poker. This time he placed a €1,4 million bet o[...]   Read more » HighStakes: Gus Hansen loses €1,4 million on a tennis bet

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No one could preview Nadal was going to loose against the worlds number 12, but a tenis game is never easy. We are talking about a minimum of three hours runnig from side to side. In some game, a tenis player can loose up to four quilograms!
But this bet is like betting on the last year biggest poker champion to win a tournament this year: you cant say if it happens, you just have the best statistics on your side...

     
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I guess Hansen was not the only one who had bet on Nadal. But 1.4 million is a nice sum. Those highrollers simply have to much money at their hands.

     
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he he

     
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when u are so addicted to betting u will always be in trouble...no matter how much do u earn

     
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1.4 millions at 1.4 to Nadal wins the Roland Garros Confused

Value bet? No way...

magat966 if you have a good bankroll management and knowlegde/good advisors you can take profits from betting Cool

     
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This guy is really crazy -_-
Omg, how can u bet so much money... just use it for things more important...

     
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gamble it--we are on this planet once--spend, have fun, take risks

     
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Posted by amstaffy:
gamble it--we are on this planet once--spend, have fun, take risks


I agree the we should have fun and take risks...adrenaline is tha s**t!! But..how are you so certain we only live on this planet once? Confused

     
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Posted by DrTre1213:
Posted by amstaffy:
gamble it--we are on this planet once--spend, have fun, take risks


I agree the we should have fun and take risks...adrenaline is tha s**t!! But..how are you so certain we only live on this planet once? Confused


I dont -- i dont even know where I am half the time

     
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quote:"when u are so addicted to betting u will always be in trouble"

agreed. except you have insider knowledge.
i wonder what were the odds ? not that high because of nadal i guess. if it was worth to risk $1.4mill for 200k Tongue

     
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well if you had the money he has betting 1.4 euros wouldnt skint you either..lol
he is obviosly a gambling man and as all gambeling men know its what you do with it that counts HeHeHe Big Smile
and he done a wrongen that time.......
I wonder if he told his misses..lol Shock

     
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quote: "well if you had the money he has betting 1.4 euros wouldnt skint you either"

i got to know a person who inherited DM 40million (around €20 million) and lost EVERYTHING in casinos in less than 5years due to being addicted to gambling.
now a days he lives from social welfare in 40qm appartment.

     
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Lol! This gus hansen has to be crazy. one point four million dollars!! this is crazy! lol Ok the probabilitie of rafael nadal lose were low, but 1.4 million dollar is an amount that i will neve risk, specially because i dont have that amount in my possession! lol

     
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Is he stupid betting so much money on tennis players?
He was really very unlucky to lose money on rafael nadal and bookmaker very lucky to win.
Who would have expected Nadal to lose in quarter when he had never lost a match in french open.

     
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The bet is Nadal do win the Roland Garos.

1.40/1.45 was the odds...

Nadal can be the king of RG, but at these odds there is no value... 1.4M :s

     
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What did he get if he had chosen federer! Think better than rafaels odds on rg

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maybe he can bet 20 million 2day on federer winning wimbledon! think he will make 1.4 profit than?

     
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i think this doesn't hurt him very much =)
he has soooo often won high stacked poker tables ,, that this 1,4 millon lose is bad but he can live with it =)
he will get it back from others at poker tables

     
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dont ever bet against a swede =)

     
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Well i guess he can afford it, but i would never bet huge amounts on tennis (even if i would be as rich as him)! Nadal is a superb player but tiny things can change a tennisplayers play!
Tennis is alot like poker, you need to be a good player and be mentally strong to be succesfull at the highest level!

     
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I like very much to bet in several sports like soccer, nba, nhl, tenis... But1.4M$ is a lot of money to put in one bet even if you have a lot more to bet.

     
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