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HighStakes: Gus Hansen takes a break from the highest stakes

The past few days, Gus Hansen, the Danish poker pro, has been playing on much lower stakes than he usually does. There are many theories why he has moved down in stakes. One of them is that his bankroll isn't what it used to be, and therefore he can't afford to play against "durrrr", Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, and other big names at the highest stakes. Another theory is that he finds the opp[...]   Read more » HighStakes: Gus Hansen takes a break from the highest stakes

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Every player has to do a move down somewhere during his career to recover from a big downswing and regain confidence.

And there is an error on the new: "...lost a lot of money when the best tennis player in the world (Rafael Nadal)...", he isn't the best player in the world, just the best player in the world on clay surface, just that. Federer > Murray > Nadal.

     
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poor hanson, i rly like him..

     
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He will be back Smile

     
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So glad he has moved down. I was seriously worried he'd go broke playing 1000/500 with Durrr, Ivey, Antonious, and their mates.

I though his pride might prevent him moving down.

I watch Gus TV quite a lot and he gives you regular updates on how he's been doing.

" I've had a really horrible couple of months, some might say catastrophic, but I'll leave it at horrible"

" I've had to scrounge a bit lately "

These are a couple of quotes from his latest video posted on there which is about a month old now.

     
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Poor Gus. "Only" playing with $50 and $100 blinds. Must be like playing with play money. Smile

     
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that crazy luck had to leave sometime... at least for a whyle... Big Smile

     
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Never thought one day that news would have come... poor him but I think he can rebuild by playing at those lower stakes vs weaker players...

     
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This is just a small break to enjoy his life and his money. Blink There would be no better time, when you are in a big downswing. I can´t imagine that a player like him will would quit forever. He is to good to quit and he know it!

     
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Sometimes in life you have to take a step back to take two steps forward. I am curious to see what his next move will be

     
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It shouldnt be easy for a so well known pro player like Gus Hansen to go down in the stairs of poker. This must be some kind of experience he is doing. Or perhaps he will dedicate more to poker now, and he is studying his way of play along with unknown players, people who he strategicaly doesnt know ,to turn things more interesting and to develop his own level.

     
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Posted by shokaku:
Poor Gus. "Only" playing with $50 and $100 blinds. Must be like playing with play money. Smile

Loool...

     
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Gus Hansen in my books is one of the great players and think this downswing is somewhat of a blessing in disguise, HS is his field for sure and belive playing lower limits may be a bit disheartning but will improve his game 10 fold, no doubt in my mind he will be back on top with vengance.
Gl Gus.

     
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"has had a rough 2009 with around 2 million dollars lost" That cannot be only a downsing. May be he is not so good to play against Ivey and Dwan.

This do not mean that I think he's a bad player. I totally respect him, he is good, but for me Ivey and Dwan are two poker's genious

     
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Posted by Plexo:
"has had a rough 2009 with around 2 million dollars lost" That cannot be only a downsing. May be he is not so good to play against Ivey and Dwan.

This do not mean that I think he's a bad player. I totally respect him, he is good, but for me Ivey and Dwan are two poker's genious


I do believe it is a case of Gus been the 10th best cash player in the world but he only ever plays the top 9.

however it is very easy to have a $2M down swing just though variance when you play heads up PLO at the stakes he does. Heads up PLO is probably the most swingy game in the world.

     
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i think he'll be back some time later when he has recovered from those losses, surely must be missing the thrills of high stakes

     
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why playing in high levels, when there is easy money down there Blink

     
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He was up 170k yesterday Smile

     
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To racpxt:

Rafael Nadal is the best tennis player - not just on clay anymore

But the days of interesting tennis are long gone - I remember the days where there were potentially 25 winners of the french open. Also Wimbledon wasn't just a two-way possibility.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have ruined the exitement of watching tennis for me.


Gus will be back!

     
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2008 he has one of his baddest downswings with like 1.002.000$ over two months.. and during the aussie millions 2008 he played 3 days in his hotel room online and won 1.009.000$ and he saied rather he looses one mill and wins it back as otherwise Big Smile he also saied that 1mill isnt his baddest downswing but with 2 months it was his longest so far..

     
  
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