The living poker legend Gus Hansen is slowly making his way back to playing the biggest live poker tournaments according to a recent interview with World Poker Tour.
Hansen, who played the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic this year, has won a total of three WPT titlesduring his career. However, the Danish pro hasn’t cashed on the WPT Circuit since 2008, when he finished runner-up to David Chiu in the WPT World Championship for over $1,7 million payday.
“I really have left the poker tournament scene during the last five years. Probably a little bit random because I played the One Drop and I really enjoyed it. Even though I kind of bubbled, which is never too much fun, I thought I played pretty decent. Of course, I made a few mistakes along the way, but we all do. So, I was actually planning on coming over here no matter what, but the tournament made me feel like I would play the main event here,” Hansen told WPT.com.
While Hansen was away, the players got better and the competition is now tougher than ever compared to the good old times, when The Great Dane dominated the WPT circuit.
“You could find a lot of bad players back in the day. Now, the so-called ‘bad players’ put pressure on you, they reraise you, do different kinds of things. It’s just tougher,” Hansen said.
However, Hansen is not giving up and plans to adapt to the new enviroment, and we’ll certainly looking forward to seeing, can the legendary pro work his way back to the winner’s circle.
“I have to re-discover and re-invent things. Now that I’ve played the One Drop there and a little poker here the last couple months, I’m getting into a rhythm. I’m probably going to play more poker next year. There’s a chance you’ll see me in a couple more tournaments,” Hansen ended his interview WPT.com.