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Team Full Tilt's Gus Hansen Wins AU$1.5 Million and the Aussie Millions Championship
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20 January 2007

Team Full Tilt's Gus Hansen Wins AU$1.5 Million and the Aussie Millions Championship

Team Full Tilt Member Gus Hansen took down the final pot of the 2007 Aussie Millions in style when his pocket Aces held up against the straight and flush draws of second-place finisher Jimmy Fricke.

Hansen's Aces earned him an AU$1.5 million payday and the Aussie Millions Main Event title. Hansen's pay out, which totalled nearly $1.2 million U.S., marks the second time he has won more than $1 million in a single tournament.

"I was behind 3 to 1 when it was heads up, so I felt that I could gamble a little," Hansen was quoted as saying in his post-match interview with fellow Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer. That attitude has helped earn Hansen one of his trademark nicknames -- "Gambling Gus" -- along with three World Poker Tour titles and more than $4.5 million in career tournament earnings.

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