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Poker Legend Gus Hansen Sues Former Friend

Tags: Denmark, Gus Hansen, Rasmus N°hr.
Posted on 24 January 2018 by "T".

At the beginning of this week, poker legend Gus Hansen has posted clips of himself via Instagram that showed he was just outside the premises of a Copenhagen courthouse, to which he meant to sue his former pal and business partner, musician Rasmus Nøhr, for a total of 896,000 Kroner (approx. $150,000).

The dispute started in 2015, when Hansen accepted an offer made to him to invest in the Danish music festival "Danmark Dejligst" (Denmark the Best) that Nøhr set up in 2012. Both of them were expected to invest 250,000 Kroner (c. $40,000) into the company, but as unforeseen expenses came up, Hansen loaned the company an extra 1.7million Kroner.

from danish newspaper

It was in September 2016 that Hansen decided to ultimately leave the project. Therefore, he asked for the remainder of the account to be frozen so that the financial balances can be immediately settled.

Hansen said that Nøhr rejected the proposal, and when the balances were finally settled, Nøhr had received a personal surplus of 200,000 Kroner "because he transferred the money to himself". In Nøhr's defense, he said he used the money to pay rent, and also to pay himself because he had "played 22 concerts and worked 16 hours a day".

Hansen said that after "much screaming and shouting" and attempted mediation by concerned friends, he and Nøhr are in a state of deadlock, and Hansen couldn't take it anymore. He said enough was enough, and so decided to take it to court so he can demand for compensation.

In an Instagram video yesterday, Hansen compares similarities of his ex-friend to one of his other hates, Donald Trump.

Court is adjourned!

A post shared by Gus Hansen (@therealgushansen) on

In the first one of Hansen's Instagram videos, he said, "Standing in front of the court house for my first ever court appearance against my former friend. A wise woman once said, 'Don't mix money and friends', well this time she was right."

Gustav ‘Gus' Hansen, also known as "The Great Dane", was born outside Copenhagen on February 13, 1974. Throughout his pro poker career that began in 1997, he has undoubtedly become the most famous Danish poker player, well-known for his hyper-aggressive gambling playing style. His name belongs to the line of poker superstars including the likes of Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Howard Lederer, Barry Greenstein, Johnny Chan, T.J. Cloutier, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Ivey.



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12 comments on "Poker Legend Gus Hansen Sues Former Friend"

 Mober25/01/2018 07:29:35 GMT
The last news that were out about gus hansen was about his problems with poker,
and the losses he had suffered in poker tables, which were huge.
Now this. he seems to be doing really bad handling money.
At least this time the amount can you say it was relatively "small"
 doubletop77725/01/2018 08:16:35 GMT
It is always a shame whenever you see two former friends fall out over money. I have been asked many times over the years to invest in things with friends but i have always declined because of these sort of eventualities
 CALICUL25/01/2018 09:14:48 GMT
a quarrel between two former friends started because of a business where they both invested money.
Nothing interesting. This often happens between associates at all levels of the business. Gus Hansen
is very bad when compares Rasmus Nøhr with Donald Trump.
 Sandmanilo25/01/2018 20:02:34 GMT
A sad, sad story. i don't know who is right and who is wrong in this situation, but I am sure that the Court will take a right decision. I will constantly monitor this story. I liked to watch Gus Hansen's play in the past.
 pochui26/01/2018 20:43:45 GMT
well I guess it quite an interesting new experience for gus, taking someone to court and especially when that someone happens to be your good friend is quite a situation to brighten up the daily million lost million won on poker tables routine.
 godoy08/02/2018 04:47:24 GMT
when I started to play poker it brings in the old and stint fulltilt this gan was one of the most aggressive players and with opoker made a lot of money now I do not know why to go out and participate in things so different than he does so could give in this
 bowie198409/02/2018 00:53:16 GMT
For someone smart as this guy is sure a pretty dumb move financially to be involved with music festivals - any festival for sure. Most of the time they could only break even via local goverment tax credits and sponsorships so it is far from being the surest economic thing your money could buy.
 pajalnick09/02/2018 07:19:46 GMT
it seems to me that if people want to remain friends they never need to do a joint business ... at some time there will necessarily be disagreements in the financial issue and the friendship ends .... this is probably known to a lot of people and follow this principle
 Mober10/02/2018 10:34:48 GMT
Yea pajalnick. They are saying the same thing for family also.
And there are plenty of examples around us, why you shouldnt do this.
But people go on, believing that this will be better for them, due to their relation, trust etc.
And then, things go wrong.....
 CALICUL10/02/2018 13:30:12 GMT
well here is true. Friends do not have to associate in a business because quarrels start from money and spoil all friendship. many friendsship for years it has broken fast. This money is really the devil's eye... Friends who put money before friendship should be avoided. those friends who try to fool you in any business the same way.
 godoy15/03/2018 15:43:00 GMT
a dispute between friends this is why? Because of the money the money that always draws these disagreements and ends up like many friends for the most part, I hope that they solve these pending and we come back to friends again because it is difficult to have a true friendship and a tremendous luck to lose it on behalf of some centers of dollars

 LIKEIT2716/03/2018 10:55:03 GMT
Its on poker player,..that knows how to tilt,..
Ore atleast when loosing hand he reacts fast to other pro players,..
It was for sure a lot off fun to wtch him play,..against other pro's.
Sometimes he left the table come back and start complaining Big Smile

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