Just one day after Tom "durrrr" Dwan stepped forward to discuss the case of Full Tilt Poker, fellow team pro Gus Hansen now adds his view on the situation. "I was unaware of what happened," Hansen says.
Just one day after Tom "durrrr" Dwan created a thread on TwoPlusTwo
to answer questions from Full Tilt Poker players, fellow Team Full Tilt pro Gus Hansen now steps forward to deliver his version of the case via series of statements made by his agent to Danish newspaper EB.dk
Hansen's agent today tells the newspaper on behalf of his client that Hansen never knew what was going on behind the scenes at the scandal-stricken site, and that he was convinced that the company was doing well up until Black Friday.
"We don't know what is up and down," agent Erik Balck Sørensen said.
"Until Black Friday, Gustav was convinced that he was part of an oiled and well-running business machine, with a professional board of directors, who had a clear distinction between player money and money for running the site," he said.
"We do not wish to begin speculating in different scenarios, but if one is to believe the U.S. DoJ, then reality has been much different from what we were told internally," he added.
The agent once again underlined that Hansen was never part of the top of Full Tilt Poker, and that he has never been told what exactly what was going on as the site started it rapid decline during the summer.
"Gustav has never been near the top of Full Tilt Poker. Maybe they have told him and others things that were not true. It could look like this, but we cannot say anything about this at the time being. Gustav is looking at things critically, and he feels very bad, both for the poker site he has been representing and the players that have still to receive their money," Balck Sørensen said, adding that Hansen himself also has large sums tied up with the site.
"It is no secret that Gustav has a large due amount tied up with Full Tilt Poker. Money coming both from play and from payments from the site. He has provided his brand and he hasn't been paid for doing so for a long time," Balck Sørensen said.
"Still, he has stayed loyal. However, clearly no one will remain loyal to criminals, if the people involved turns out to be just that," he ends.
According to EB.dk, Gus Hansen has a 1% share in Full Tilt Poker, but this number has never been confirmed and is therefore pure speculation at best.