Poker World Mourns the Passing of Thor Hansen

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Poker World Mourns the Passing of Thor Hansen
06 Dec

Thor Hansen, the man known as the The Godfather of Norwegian Poker, has passed away aged 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer – the poker community today sharing its memories of the legendary player…

The Oslo-born pro won two WSOP bracelets in his long career, with almost $3million in lifetime tournament earnings testament to his poker prowess, but it was his approach to all who met him that he may be most remembered for…

…players, journalists, organisers and fans all united in their view of Hansen as a uniquely friendly and much-loved man

Hansen was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, but the ‘few months’ he was given by doctors became years, still playing and winning at cards almost to the very end – including a cash at this year’s Norwegian Open in Dublin

Tributes to the legend on Twitter have come from as far afield as his homeland Norway, the UK and the USA…

RIP Thor Hansen (23 June 1947 – 5 December 2018)

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