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.
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.
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.