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Gus Hansen


Danish poker participant who won many World Texas holdem Tour game titles and was named among People magazine’s 50 Sexiest Males in 2004. He went to UC Santa Cruz as an exchange college student, where he 1st developed his desire for poker. He released his personal internet channel known as GusHansenTV in Feb 2009. His parents had been surviving in Copenhagen when he was created. He ultimately relocated to Monaco as a grown-up. He and Phil Laak possess both competed in the Globe Series of Texas holdem.

Quick Facts

Full Name Gus Hansen
Date Of Birth February 13, 1974
Place Of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Education University of California, Santa Cruz
Nationality Danish
Movies Howard Lederer: Poker Fantasy Reality
TV Shows Doubles Poker Championship
Star Sign Aquarius

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1Lives in Monaco.
2His manager is his brother-in-law Erik.
3People Magazine voted him the "Sexiest Poker Player" in their December 2004 50 Sexiest Men Alive issue.
4Sold his online poker site pokerchamps.com to the British company Betfair, for over 100 million Danish kroner (approximately $15,000,000).
5Before he started playing poker, Hansen was a highly ranked backgammon player.
6Professional poker player.
7Is the only person in history to win four World Poker Tour championships.
8Was first to be on the Poker Walk of Fame at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles with poker legend Doyle Brunson and poker icon James Garner (for his TV role as Bret Maverick in Maverick (1957)).



Celebrity Tennis2010TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2010TV SeriesHimself (2010)
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Zulu Late Night, Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2009TV SeriesHimself (2009)
2008 World Series of Poker2008TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
2007 World Series of Poker2007TV SeriesHimself
World Series of Backgammon: Season Preview Show2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2007TV SeriesHimself
World Poker Tour2003-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Poker Player
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2007TV SeriesHimself (2007)
Redline2007Himself (as Gustav Hansen)
World Series of Backgammon2006TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Intercontinental Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Mig og dig2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself
Poker Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 World Series of Poker2006TV SeriesHimself
2005 World Series of Poker2005TV SeriesHimself (2005)
2004 World Series of Poker2004TV SeriesHimself (2004)
Royal Straight Flush2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Poker player
Go' morgen Danmark2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Shark Cage2014TV SeriesHimself

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Z Hit-Paraden2009TV SeriesHimself

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1[on casinos using entry fees and dress codes] "It seems weird that you have to pay to lose your bucks, and that your money is worth more if you're wearing a suit."
2I am a very individual person. I like gambling. I love what I do and I love the fact that I don't have to answer to anyone. It sounds egotistical, but if I have to choose between you and me, it's me, baby. As far as my situation is concerned right now, this way of life gives me a lot of freedom - no girlfriend, no ties, and I'm not looking. I like to hang out and have fun. I like my independence. I don't want to make promises I can't keep.

1Flexes his right arm each time he wins a tournament - a move he says he copied from Mats Wilander.

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