Gus celebrates a $1.2 million upswing

In today's Daily Rewind we recap all of yesterday's SCOOP action and chart Gus Hansen's recent resurgence at the virtual felt.

Wilinofsky's SCOOP blunder

Last night's final flurry of SCOOP action saw a trio of champions crowned and many more fortunes made.

While a slew of Brits came to close to taking down Main Event titles, including Pleno1 who hit the rail in 21st to claim $36,463, it was Ben Wilinofsky who caught the attention of the rail in the $10,300 finale. 

Despite being the most accomplished player at the final table, hubris seemed to get in the way of Ben's decision-making skills when a six-way deal was proposed:

Se7enTr3y: 'deal anyone?'
NeverScaredB: 'I think my balls might be too big to make a deal.'
NeverScaredB: 'let me check.'
NeverScaredB: 'yup, still gigantic.'

Almost as soon as he refused to negotiate Ben was left to regret his decision after he hit the rail in sixth place following a failed coup with Ac9c against Phill McAllister's AhJc.

Following Ben's comical outburst, an ICM deal was struck in the high buy-in Main Event with just three players left.

Following the split it was Ivan 'vandir4rek' Soshnikov who took charge of proceedings by eliminating the UK's 'Better C4LL' and Peter Akery to claim his first SCOOP watch and $1,048,000.

SCOOP Event #44-H

$10,300 Main Event Result

Place Name Prize
1st Ivan 'vandir4rek' Soshnikov $1,048,000*
2nd Peter 'Se7enTr3y' Akery
3rd 'Better C4ll' $890,820*
4th Martin 'M.nosbocaJ' Jacobson
5th Phill 'Grindation' McAllister
6th Ben Wilinofsky
Entrants: 657   Prizepool: $6,570,000
*Denotes a deal

SCOOP Event #44-M

$1,050 Main Event Result

Place Name Prize
1st 'LexaLucky666' $635,379
2nd Zimnan 'Zimmy86' Ziyard
3rd 'marek_heinz'
4th 'seonkett1'
5th 'Four-Kevin'
Entrants: 4,047  |  Prizepool: $4,047,000

SCOOP Event #44-L

$109 Main Event Result

Place Name Prize
1st Ari 'BodogAri' Engel
2nd 'jeppinho'
4th 'MoscowNo1'
5th 'camikater'
Entrants: 21,545  |  Prizepool: $2,154,500

DTD to welcome the WPT

Another coup for DTD
The UK's Dusk Till Dawn card club will host the next WPT Main Event in the UK according to its owner, Rob Yong.

The festival will not only feature a £500 WPT National event but a WPT Main Event with a prizepool of at least £1 million.

Costing £3,000 to enter, the Main Event is expected to draw a healthy crowd and to cope with the influx of players DTD will be erecting a marquee that will accommodate an additional 50 tables.

In total WPT UK 2014 will offer up at least £2 million in guaranteed prize money and anyone who can find their way into the top 50 finishing places in the WPT National event will win a free seat into the Main Event.

The dates for the festival are yet to be confirmed, but Rob Yong has said the action will take place at some point in November.

Major PT4 upgrade

Update today
After months of hard work behind-the-scenes the latest update for PokerTracker4 has just been released and it's a big one.

Pitched as a complete database redesign, the list of improvements is vast and incorporates a number of changes that should make process of importing and storing hands markedly easier.

In amongst the upgrades, PT4 version 4.11 users will find a more efficient stats system, support for iPoker tournaments, custom themes and greater functionality with PT4's PLO analysis system.

Downloading the update will take a while and the developers have advised users to only perform the task once they are finished playing for the day.

To check out the full list of improvements, click here.

Question of the Day

"Do you think that players sometimes over estimate their abilities and miss out on potentially lucrative payouts when playing at final tables?"


Another surge by Gus Hansen on Monday night saw him top the daily profit leaderboard for the second day in a row and break the $1 million profit mark. Following on from his $546,668 upswing on Sunday, Gus managed to bank a further $691,959 last night after dominating the likes of Phil Ivey and 'thecortster' at the 2-7 Triple Draw tables.

Stunned by the Great Dane's resurgence in the last 24 hours and left atop of the loss leaderboard was Phil Ivey. Despite grinding through 1,444 hands he was unable to move into the black and eventually logged off with a $282,594 deficit.

Gus Hansen
Sebastian Ruthenberg$83,316
Phil Ivey
Alex Luneau$187,669

Daily Signoff

With Ben Wilinofsky putting on a show in the latest SCOOP finale, we thought we'd finish today with a hand where his lack of communication lost him some value.

Yesterday's Daily Rewind: Sorel Mizzi's life threatening prop bet

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  • JimC6


    The mini comeback got a little bigger lol

    Imagine if he ever breaks even?
  • Vip3rNZ


    I think gus has tilt problems, I get the feeling he plays a lot better when hes winning, and worse when hes losing. That accompanied by the fact that he only plays against the best, prob with a huge swingy style = huge variance which he cant handle. just me 2c :D
  • Tomaloc


    i can only think of metza's weekly wind-up when i read these gus news. :D
  • bennisboy


    dat prize money tho :O