OMGClayAiken the cheater, or Gus Hansen a sore loser ?
Hansen Goes off on OMGClayAiken, Urindanger
Gus Hansen lost several hundred thousand dollars on Full Tilt last night.
He then proceeded to insinuate that Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond and Di "Urindanger" Dang were cheating.
It was a somewhat unusual situation last night as there was a full ring at Hansen's Blender, which is a $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha table.
The combatants included noted players like Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey, Hansen, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Galfond and Dang.
The hand that started the controversy began with Hansen betting $3,500 preflop with J 9 8 7. Dang called with Q Q 8 8, but Galfond reraised to $18,000 with A A K 7.
Hansen called but Urindanger shoved for $48,144. OMGClayAiken reshoved for $167,432, and Hansen called for the last of his $80,985 stack.
The board came K 7 4 5 2 and OMGClayAiken scooped the pot.
The players exchanged the following texts after the hand:
Gus Hansen: too suspicious for me
Gus Hansen: nice play guys
Gus Hansen: and somehow they both were quiet
Phil Ivey: definitely collusion lol
Urindanger: you're an idiot
Gus Hansen: If you think the QQ88 is a good play
there you wouldnt have any money
Gus Hansen: thats why it is strange
Gus Hansen: but hey whatever I just have to quit
Phil Ivey: nooo
Phil Ivey: i will transfer u the 85k u jus lost
Phil Ivey: call it a gift
It wasn't clear whether Hansen was just extremely tilted by the hand, or was actually accusing OMGClayAiken and Urindanger of collusion.
Brian Hastings and Tom Dwan have already come out in defense of Dang and Galfond, while Hansen had yet to confirm any subtext to his comments. Dwan also defended Dang's play, saying the shove could easily be right.