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Gus Stays Away

14 October 2014, By:
Has Gus Hansen finally taken the hint and walked away from high stakes online play?
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Meanwhile George Danzer put a virtual lock on the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year trophy following his third bracelet victory of the year at WSOP Aisa-Pacific.

Hansen Stays Away, SanIker and Ivey Slide

If you can't beat them, quit.

That appears to be the approach that Gus Hansen has finally taken after an abysmal run in 2014. Hansen has been nowhere to be found online since around mid-September. This hiatus comes after hitting the $5.5 million mark in losses for the year.

He took a break this summer to play in Las Vegas where he reportedly performed well. Perhaps he has transitioned back into the live game for a while to rebuild his bankroll.

While Gus may have taken a break, Phil Ivey and SanIker continue to rack up online losses. Following his defeat in England's High Court Phil Ivey went on an online downturn and has dropped $172,434.

Normally that would be good for the top spot among losing players but SanIker has channeled his inner Gus Hansen. At present, he has dropped $621,696 in October.

SanIker has been the poster child for high-stakes swings this year. Through July 14 he was down almost $1.4 million online. Over the next two weeks he went on a monster run to completely erase his losses and actually turn a small profit on the year.

Since that time he has swung wildly again. At one point he was down over $700,000 before coming back to turn nearly a $400,000 profit. His recent downturn has him back in the red on the year, down nearly $550,000.

In terms of annual winners there has been little movement. Dan "jungleman12" Cates still leads with over $2.8 million in earnings. Punting-peddler is the only other $2 million winner with $2.38 million won this year.

Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius is third with $1.75 million, followed by Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton with $1.29 million and Doug "WCGRider" Polk with $1.1 million. No other tracked players have won $1 million this year.

George Danzer Retakes WSOP POY Lead With Third WSOP Bracelet Victory

George Danzer and Brandon Shack-Harris have been battling back and forth for the Player of the Year Award during the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific. Danzer has now taken a solid lead in the race following his third bracelet victory of the year.

On Sunday Danzer won the $5,000 8-Game Mixed event for his third bracelet victory of 2014 and A$84,600 in prize money. This was Danzer's second straight final table appearance. He finished sixth in the $1,650 8-Game Dealer's Choice Event on October 10.

During the summer Danzer won the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo bracelet and the $10,000 Razz bracelet. He has cashed in 10 WSOP events this year with five final tables and three bracelet victories.

Danzer now has 923.50 points verses 806.70 for Shack-Harris. Danzer has now been eliminated from the WSOP APAC Main Event but Shack-Harris still needs to finish in fifth or better to take the POY title.

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