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Only five months into the year, 2010 looks like the year of big swings in online poker. With Tom “durrrr” Dwan’s climb through the early months, Patrick Antonius’ $4 million turnaround and another multi-million dollar tumble by “Isildur1”, plenty of players have experienced swings to both the high and low. This past weekend, Danish player Gus Hansen joined the crowd, with a big tumble over a short period of time.
Full Tilt pro Hansen has actually been a success story in 2010. After being down several million in 2009, he turned things around to be one of the winningest players in online poker this year. Thanks to sessions with Di “Urindanger” Dang, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, and Ashton “theASHMAN103″ Griffin, that trend changed this weekend, with Hansen losing $556,000 in the span of about six hours and taking a fifty percent hit to his year-to-date earnings in the process.
Hansen’s difficult evening started with a 176-hand session with Dang at $500/$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha. Before Dang checked out, he separated Hansen from $57,000 of his hard earned money.
Next up was Sahamies, and the two struggled for nearly 700 hands and three hours. In the end, Sahamies left Hansen stinging again as he took $375,282 in the battle. Finally, Hansen completed his evening of suffering in a 120 hand clash with Griffin that last a mere 40 minutes. Even though their session was short, it was far from sweet for Hansen, who lost an additional $150,000.
While poker can be an up and down game, Hansen has been very successful this year and is able to absorb an online beating like he took this weekend. One of the hottest players this year, look for the Full Tilt pro to turn it around quickly and come on strong once again.