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Gus Sinks Closer to -$20m

25 August 2014, By:
Gus Hansen continued his losing ways online last week, losing another $600k to put him down almost $20 million on his Full Tilt Poker account.
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Meanwhile, Doug "WCGRider" Polk challenged Daniel Negreanu to "beat" $25/$50 Six-Max on PokerStars but it looks like KidPoker might not be that interested in steeping up to the challenge.

Gus Hansen Approaches $20 Million in Losses

Gus Hansen is widely known for being one of the toughest cash-game players in live poker. Unfortunately, that skill hasn't translated to the online arena.

As reported by, Gus Hansen is quickly approaching $20 million in lifetime losses on Full Tilt Poker. He's currently at $19.62 million lost lifetime and that's even after back-to-back winning days online (his net losses last week, however, were over $600k).

Approximately $4.74 million of those losses have come in 2014. His losses are more than double those of Phil Ivey (-$1.84 million) and Isildur1 (-$1.77 million).

Looking at the list of all-time losers Hansen has lost more than noataima, lady marmalade and patatino - all three poker accounts considered to belong to Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte - combined.

Another name that is quickly moving up the list for all-time losses is Phil Ivey. Playing under the name "polarizing" on Full Tilt Poker he's now down $4.53 lifetime.

Granted, he won over $19.24 million prior to Black Friday but has not been able to recapture his prior form.

Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk Showdown Brewing?

Daniel Negreanu recently made a bold statement via Twiiter that he believes he could become a winner at $25/$50 Six-Max NL within a couple of weeks.

After his statement fans and poker players started doubting his claims, including Doug "WCGRider" Polk.

Polk replied on Twitter stating, "I respect what you have done in your career @RealKidPoker but it's naive to think that you can just log onto PokerStars and beat $25/$50."

PokerNews' Remko Rinkema got hold of Polk, who said, "I am challenging Negreanu. We have to set some exact terms, and I don't want it to be like, 'I challenge to whatever he says,' but if we can get a bet in place where he has to play $25/$50 on PokerStars over a reasonable sample, then yes, I would bet Negreanu."

Negreanu did some backpedaling, claiming that he wasn't trying to slight any players who put in the hard work to win at $25/$50 six-max.

He also didn't commit to accepting Polk's challenge, claiming that he needed to work on some things before he could commit and that he didn't want to leave his Vegas home anytime soon to dedicate the time to play on PokerStars.

WCGRider is one of the most dominant heads-up players in the world and one of the best NLHE cash-game players in the world, so it is unlikely that this challenge will be allowed to be swept under the rug.

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