Some time ago we wrote that Gus Hansen was on his way to Macau to check out the insane high stakes games. According to what Gus Hansen wrote in his blog then, he wasn't sure whether or not he would take part in the biggest games.
Now we can confirm that Hansen joined the action in Macau last week and played against Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Andrew Robl, and several Asian businessmen at stakes of HKD$10,000/HKD$20,000 (USD1,287/2,574). According to an Asian poker site, Gus Hansen has crushed the games and he's up about $4 million already.
Gus Hansen writes in his latest blog post that the action in Macau never seems to stop and he's finding it hard to keep up with the other high rollers who can play multiple 24-hour sessions.
"Maybe I am just getting older but I never thought I would see an entire group outlasting me at the poker table? These guys have stamina like marathon runners - Session after session they keep on going and although I tried to hang with them for a while, I was so tired in the end I had to throw in the towel, give up and go to bed."
Only good things to say about Macau
"As far as the whole playing experience here in Macau I have only positive things to say - The game is very well organized by Poker King Club manager Mr. Winfred Yu and played in an extremely pleasant environment with good service for all the players. On top of that all the players have an unprecedented good attitude towards the game - the game is played in a good spirited way with a lot of laughs and giggles - and a respectful demeanor towards each other and the staff and dealers! I actually think a lot of poker pro's out there could learn a lot on how to behave at the poker table from watching this game!"