Gus Hansen and friends visit Bobby's Room for some high-stakes action
In town for Poker After Dark, Gus Hansen decided to take a break from playing poker - to play poker. The Great Dane sat down for a few hands at the table in Bellagio's Bobby's Room to go up against other high-stakes pros recently, and posted a few pictures on his Instagram account. While taking photographs or filming is generally frowned upon in the room, Hansen was still able to share a little of the action.
At the felt, Hansen was competing with the likes of Daniel Cates, David Oppenheim, Andrew Robl, Eliot Sion and the veteran master himself, Doyle Brunson. Not much was published about the games, but knowing the intensity with which all of them play, it's not hard to imagine how thick the tension was in the room. Stakes in the games reportedly got as high as $1,500/$3,000.
Bobby's Room is named after poker Hall of Famer Bobby Baldwin, the well-known poker player and casino executive. He won two WSOP bracelets in 1977 and became the youngest WSOP Main Event winner in 1978 at the time when he was 28. He went on to earn over $2.3 million in tournament action and in 1982 started climbing the ladder as a casino executive. He would eventually become the CEO of Mirage Resorts of MGM Mirage.