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Gus Hansen
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    (February 13, 1974- )
    Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
    Won three World Poker Tour titles (2002-04) and one World Series of Poker bracelet (2010)
    Won the first season of both the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament (2004) and Poker After Dark (2007)
    Nicknamed ‘the Great Dane’
    Despite his tournament wins, he has frequently run into money troubles thanks to losses in cash games.
    He lost over $20 million playing online at Full Tilt Poker.
    He moved to Monaco for tax purposes.
    He said about the effects of playing poker professionally, ‘I definitely became more selfish than I was fifteen years ago.’
    Before becoming a professional poker player, he had been a youth tennis champion and a world-class backgammon player.
    He was one of the founding partners of, which later sold for approximately $15 million.
    His aggressive betting style made him a favorite in televised poker tournaments.
    He was named to People magazine’s ’50 Sexiest Men’ list (2004).

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