Full Tilt Names Gus Hansen AmbassadorThursday, October 4th, 2012 by Ryan
Full Tilt Poker is set to re-launch within a month or so, and there have been some big news announcements coming out from the site recently. One of the biggest came this week though when it was reported that the online poker site would be rolling, and would have a new ambassador in one of the most well-known players in the world today. The first ambassador to the site is going to be Gus Hansen, and there will be other international pros on the board as well. Hansen is officially going to be the face of the new Full Tilt Poker which is going to be opened up under the popular site PokerStars.
Hansen has been a part of Full Tilt in the past, as he was one of the red pros on the site way back when, and was also a part of the Team Full Tilt, which many poker players strived to achieve. If you remember back to when the site originally opened up, it was Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Andy Bloch, and Phil Gordon who were the first investors in the site and were the members of Team Full Tilt also, with other well-knowns such as Erik Seidel, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jen Harmon, and Mike Matusow got on board after.
Hansen’s role with the company came along back in July of 2006, and he was a part of a big public event at the Rio during the World Series of Poker that year. After that list of players above was added to Team Full Tilt, he was the next one on board. After this he was followed up by Allen Cunningham, and then Patrik Antonius, and Tom “durrrr” Dwan, all of these were added between 2006 and 2009. Hansen was almost always on the site playing in the big games at the high stakes, and you could find him matched up against some of the biggest players such as Ivey, Antonius, Dwan, and David Benyamine.
While Hansen is big in the cash game poker world, he’s also made some noise in the live poker tournaments also. Throughout his live tournament career he’s won $11 million, and brought in his first big time score at the 2002 World Poker Tour (WPT) Five Diamond World Poker Classic, and he took down the 2003 WPT LA Poker Classic. He just kept rolling after that with big scores at many different events including the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and a third place finish at the WPT Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic.
As far as the gold bracelets go for Hansen, he has won one back in 2010 at the World Series of Poker Europe in the £10,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up event. Hansen stated that he was excited about being back with Full Tilt Poker. The site is going to kick off on November 6th, and having Hansen in with the company is definitely going to be a huge help to getting things rolling again.