"The Great Dane" is People magazine's 50 sexist men, Gus Hansen. Before his career as a professional poker player, Hansen was a top-notch backgammon player and a youth tennis champion.
In 1993 he was an exchange student in Santa Cruz, California and it was there that he began playing poker. In 2000 he moved back to the United States, this time to New York with intentions of becoming a professional Backgammon player but found the game not a big enough deal.
In the first season of the World Poker Tour, Hansen took over the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Final at Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas making $556,460. Then in 2003 WPT $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship of the L.A. Poker Classic in Los Angeles he left with another title and $532,490. He was then invited to the WPT Bad Boys of Poker tournament where he prevailed yet again in the No Limit Hold'em taking the first place prize of $25,000.
Grey continued to show his skills when he made final tables at the 2003 WPT Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship with third place and World Poker Tour Battle of Champions No Limit Hold'em in sixth place. In the 2004 PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure Hansen showed everyone again who "The Great Dane" is when he won the $7,500 No Limit Hold'em. He earned himself $1,000,000 when he won the 2005 Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament $400,000 Grand Final.
In 2004, Gus Hansen was one of the first players inaugurated into the World Poker Tour Walk of Fame, along with Doyle Brunson and James Garner. A fun fact about our "Great Dane" is that he learned English by listening to Pink Floyd albums.
Gus Hansen has career earnings in live tournaments that amount to over $3,500,000.
broksi, bsg1, havoc14 and waddello are some of the names Gus Hansen uses when playing poker online.