Gus Hansen wins WSOPE Heads Up High Roller

Gus Hansen wins WSOPE Heads Up High Roller

Monday, 27 September 2010

After a three-day delay, Gus Hansen and Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy played out the final match of their best of three heads-up final. The result: Gus Hansen joins Phil Laak on the list of new bracelet winners and few people deserve it more.

Three-time WPT winner Hansen admitted that finally claiming a bracelet was “for sure a monkey off my back” and couldn’t help but grin as Jack Effel placed the gold on his wrist. Hansen dominated the very capable Collopy in the first two matches but this one was a very aggressive back-and-forth affair with the chip lead swinging wildly.

Hansen’s comeback began when his 2-2 made a rivered full house on a board of J-J-8-5-2 – Collopy regretted slowplaying his Q-J as Hansen re-took the chip lead. In the final hand, Hansen tanked for several minutes as to whether or not he should call Collopy’s 3-bet shove.

In the end he found himself in great shape against Ks-4s with two red fours. Just for a sweat, two spades came out on the flop and turn but the river was a red non-king and Hansen became the latest winner of a WSOP Europe bracelet – and £290,000 odd.

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