The Railbird: Gus Hansen Wins $1.57 Million in One Day Playing Primarily FLO8

Gus Hansen

Pot-limit Omaha has a reputation for being the biggest game online, but recently, fixed-limit Omaha hi/lo, also known as FLO8, has been producing some pretty big winners. Case in point Gus Hansen, who won $1.57 million in a 19-hour session on Full Tilt Poker from Tuesday through early Wednesday morning.

According to last week’s Online Railbird Report, Hansen was the year’s biggest loser having lost $3,124,456 on FTP. It was an inauspicious start to the year for the “Great Dane” and FTP Professional, but he took a gigantic step in the right direction with his impressive one-day win.

On Tuesday, Hansen began by taking $61,000 from Kyle “KPR16” Ray at the FLO8 tables. Then he added $182,000 after taking on Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn at 2-7 triple draw. All three opponents then joined Hansen at the FLO8 tables where he promptly pulled ahead to a $500,000 lead. Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, Kyle “cottonseed1” Hendon, “samrostan” and “SallyWoo” also made appearances, but only Hendon left with a profit after winning $200,000 in 243 hands during two hours of play.

Meanwhile, Blom ended up finishing Tuesday as the biggest loser after dropping $627,533 in 2,138 hands over 18 sessions, while Ray, who was up $400,000 at one point, ended up losing $722,000 to Hansen and finished the day a $405,504 loser. With his win, Hansen is down just $1,498,844 in 2013, second behind Phil “Polarizing” Ivey, who is a $2,297,409 loser.

Tuesday’s biggest winners: Gus Hansen (+$1,570,224), Kyle “cottonseed1” Hendon (+$300,762)

Tuesday’s biggest losers: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$627,533), Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn (-$578,778), Kyle “KPR16” Hendon (-$405,504)

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