Gus Hansen Crushes Macau Big Game | Poker Portal Asia - Your Guide to Poker in Asia Poker Portal Asia

Gus Hansen Crushes Macau Big Game

StarWorld's Poker King ClubStarWorld's Poker King Club

StarWorld Macau’s Poker King Club has witnessed some marathon high stakes cash games over the past few days. Ever since Gus Hansen landed on the island a few days ago, he has joined the likes of Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Andrew Robl, Winfred Yu and a contingent of Asian businessmen for multiple 24-hour sessions.

With stakes of HKD $10,000/$20,000, the towers of plaques – that most poker players can barely fathom – were destined to gravitate to a fortunate yet deserving few. Now Poker Portal Asia has learned from a source about three of the Big Game’s winners…

Starting with The Great Dane, Hansen was unsure whether he would even get to play in Macau when he arrived. However, once he did eventually sit down at the felt, he barely sat up again, posting on his blog of the time-constraints for other pursuits when you get tangled up in games that last up to 24 hours. One probable reason for his reluctance to leave the tables is that he has been on one giant heater. As of yesterday, Hansen was up an astronomical HKD $30 million (USD $3.86 million).

Meanwhile, Andrew Robl is holding his own, racking up a HKD $3 million (USD $386,000) win. Robl was in Macau back in late November 2011 and tweeted about his wild swings at the Big Game from being up USD $2 million at one stage, only to go on to lose all of his profit to his opponents sometime later.

The Poker King Club’s Winfred Yu can be happy he is in the black as well, particularly after he caught a cold deck in one hand with Pocket Kings against Hansen’s Pocket Aces, which we reported on yesterday. Yu currently has HKD $1 million (USD $129,000) in profit.

Phil Ivey looked to be stacked in the photos published previously on Poker Portal Asia, but is reportedly even for the last week. Ivey has stationed himself regularly in Macau since the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event where he made his much publicised return to tournament poker on November 23, 2011.

At this stage it’s not known how John Juanda has ended up, but we’ll endeavour to find out. Stay tuned to Poker Portal Asia for more on Macau’s Big Game.

Latest Featured Articles

APT Starts 2013 with APT Asian Series Cebu
After a historic year, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) looks to start off 2013 with the APT Asian Series Cebu. The eight-day event is scheduled from January 23rd to the 30th in ... Read More

Razavi 3rd at WPT China, Caps off Great Year
Another major tournament, another excellent finish from the Englishman. Sam Razavi, from the United Kingdom capped off 2012 with a 2nd runner-up finish at the inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) China which ... Read More

APT India Ends APT Season with a Bang
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) season is about to close but with the APT India 2012 as its final event for the year, it feels like just a new beginning because of ... Read More

Ha Duong Wins APT Asian Series Cambodia
After 4 days of poker action, Vietnam's Ha Duong wins the first APT Asian Series Cambodia main event defeating Jan-Eric Schwippert of Germany. Read More

APT Asian Series Cambodia’s Final 8
The APT Asian Series Cambodia, the first major international event staged in Cambodia, has now reached its main event final table. Ha Doung from Vietnam, Day 2 chip leader, remained consistent and ... Read More

49 Players Reach Day 2 of APT Asian Series Cambodia
From a starting field of 122 players for APT’s inaugural main event in Cambodia, just 49 have won through to today’s Day 2 of the event. Read More

APT Asian Series Cambodia Gets Underway!
The first-ever Asian Poker Tour (APT) Asian Series Cambodia kicks off today at the Las Vegas Sun Hotel and Casino, Svay Rieng, Cambodia. Read More