Gus Hansen won WSOPE event 4 and his first bracelet

After several days of waiting, the last heads-up match between Gus Hansen and Jim Collopy was finally played yesterday. The anticipated match lasted about 4 hours, but eventually ‘The Great Dane’ took down the prestigious title and the WSOP bracelet. This was Gus Hansen’s first bracelet, which means he can finally write WSOP winner on his impressive CV that already includes three WPT titles and an Aussie Millions win.

Hansen took the lead

In the final heat of the £10,350 No Limit Holdem event, Gus Hansen quickly took the lead by winning a lot of small pots and playing great small ball poker, which gave him a solid chiplead before the final hand played out.

With about 2,500,000 chips behind, Gus Hansen opened the bottom once again with a raise to 91,000, but only to see Jim Collopy move all in with a total 1,200,000 chips. A move, the successful young online player, had made several times, since he became shortstack.

The action then was back on Gus Hansen, who faced a difficult decision. However after minutes of thinking and talking to himself, he eventually made the call, although not happy about it and saying out laud, it might be loose call.

In the end it turned out to be the right decision, as Gus Hansen tabled:

{4:h;4:d}

While Jim Collopy could only show:

{K:s;4:s}

And with board coming:

{J:s;5:k;6:d;10:s;3:d}

Gus Hansen won his first bracelet, although he had to sweat the river after Jim Collopy picked a flush draw. Luckily for Hansen it didn’t come and he could pick up his first WSOP win.

£288.409 in prize

For his win Gus Hansen received £288,409 and maybe more importantly left the club of great players without a WSOP bracelet. Jim Collopy took home £178.211 for his effort, but will have to wait for his first bracelet to come.

We would like to congratulate both players for their great performance this week and Gus Hansen on his first WSOPE bracelet.


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