Full Tilt's Professional Gus Hansen showed up late, as usual, and on top of that he's also facing two extremely tough opponents. Hansen, one of the most famous poker players in the world, has $11.2 million in live tournament earnings which puts him first on the Danish all-time money list and 15th overall in the world.
Hansen was one of the first European players to have big results in the United States including a three World Poker Tour victories. The Great Dane's first WPT win came back in 2002 when he won the $10,000 Five Diamond for $556,460. Hansen beat a final table with stars like John Juanda, Freddy Deeb, John Hennigan, Scott Nguyen and he's been a star ever since.
The EPT however has not been kind to Hansen who last cashed in an EPT Main Event back in 2005 when he made the final table in Barcelona. Hansen has just two EPT cashes, and a deep run here would look great on his very international list of cashes.
Hansen's battling it out with Dutch poker pro Michiel Brummelhuis who made the most recent World Series of Poker Main Event final table. Brummelhuis finished seventh for $1.2 million and that puts him in sixth on the Dutch all-time money list.
The second challenger is Shyam Srinivasan, S_dor111 on PokerStars, who's got $7.2 million in online winnings and a sixth place finish in the 2014 PCA for $328,020.
Right now Hansen sits on about 21,000 chips and we'll keep a close eye on the super stars the rest of the day.