Dane in Poker Final in Singapore

Five Danish players survived the first day of playing at Betfair’s Asian Poker Tour in Singapore this week. But only Henrik Dahlgaard, who achieved his participation in the tournament via a 5-dollar tournament sponsored by Danish daily BT and Betfair, managed to qualify for the final. The 41 year-old Dane was placed 39th in the early stages of the tournament in Singapore, but thanks to great stability on the second day of playing, he has secured a seat the final table on Friday.
     The Swede Samuel Lehtonen is going into the final as the cheap leader with 897.500 ahead of Tony “The Mouth from Down Under” Guoga, who has 717.500. If Henrik Dahlgaard is to have a chance of winning the tournament, he will need to perform better than ever. The Dane’s chip count is only 77.000, which makes him the “poorest” player in the final. He is, however, sure to take home at least 100.000 DKK from the 10-player final, which is the price for 10th place. The winner will get approx. 2,7 million DKK.

Gus Hansen is Out
The Danish world class poker star, Gustav ”Gus” Hansen, surprisingly went out already on the first day of playing. Only a few hours into the game, Denmark’s most famous poker player had to leave his table in spite of having gotten off to a good start. When he was left with 4.000 in chips, he went all-in, only to see his fellow-countryman Thomas Olsen show a pair of eights, which defeated Gus Hansen’s ace.

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