Interesting post over on Poker-King about Gus Hansen‘s online poker troubles.
Hansen’s account is the single biggest loser on Full Tilt since 2008, dropping around $7M. However, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte is likely the biggest loser overall, as his rumored three accounts have posted a hit of around $15M.
Regardless, fuck, Hansen’s friends need to lock him in a room without Internet or computers and let his body go through some online poker detox. If nothing else, to paraphrase Dr. Dre, Hansen gets plenty of ass so call him an astronaut, so at least he’s still got that going for him.
On the other end of the spectrum, Phil Ivey is the biggest high stakes winner online during the same period of time, posting over $18M in winnings. Other top earners include Patrik Antonius (est. $10.7M), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (est. $8M) and Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan (est. $6.2M). And durrrr’s $6.2M would be over $11M if not for that $5M bloodbath against isildur1.