Gus Hansen Takes on the Poker All Stars in Bobby's Room

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Gus Hansen Takes on the Poker All Stars in Bobby's Room
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06 Jun

While the World Series of Poker tournament action rages over at the Rio, Danish legend Gus Hansen seems perfectly content less than a mile away, comfortably esconced in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio playing cash games as some of the best in the world pop in and out to give him some action…

Hansen’s Instagram account has become legendary for his playboy antics away from the tables, and as an insider source of who and what happens when the big boys are in town, Hansen arriving last week and instantly warning his big-time rivals he was in town to play…


A sight for sore eyes

Doyle Brunson, David Oppenheim, John ‘Johnny World’ Hennigan and Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov were first up among the “eight beautiful poker players waiting for me to arrive” according to Gus…

…and Hansen’s feed also provided a good ‘who’s that?’ game for his IG fans, not all the nosebleed money at the tables owned by instantly recognisable faces such as Doyle Brunson…


Nighttime pleasures

Whether it was jetlag finally kicking in or just the nocturnal habits of a lifelong poker player, Gus was out and about in the 2am darkness and heading back to Bobby’s Room again this weekend, alleged Bitcoin multi-millionaire ‘Aussie’ Matt Kirk in town, with Aaron ‘The Blade’ Katz in tow – good fodder for Gus you’d think, although the actual wins and losses don’t often get revealed…


The Jungleman…

One man whose wins are almost always the talk of the poker world is Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates – one of Hansen’s old rivals from the incredible online nosebleeds a decade ago now and in Vegas for some $2k/4k highstakes action…

2K-4K ringgame with My man Jungle!

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…and the Mountain Man

…and finally, or probably we should say simply most recently as Gus shows no signs of giving up his chair at Bobby’s Room anytime soon, Jason Mercier made an appearance, his ‘Castaway’ look belying a happy father enjoying a night at the tables…

There may be bracelets aplenty being handied out across town, but there’s something incredibly heart-warming about Gus and his Bobby’s Room boys – a relaxed old-school love of poker, perhaps.


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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more

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