Gus Hansen couldn’t find his 100k that he had hidden

S. & S. wrote in and asked about the $100,000 that Gus Hansen reportedly hid and then couldn’t find. There was also the report about $300,000 left in a brown paper bag in the back of a taxi in Vegas last year. These occurrences are (and probably will continue to be, to the delight of the finders) happening for two main reasons. First, the older more experienced players. To them, handling 100 large is like handling a couple of grand to you and me. For most of them, that’s one buy in. They are just used to handling and having that much cash with them, so sticking a little here or there for them, is the same as one of us tucking a hundred dollar bill into a pocket, and forgetting about it until we come across it again. Some of these folks play for very long hours, usually haven’t eaten that well during a session, and are tired and forgetful by the time they cash out, and are handed all the money. Secondly, there are a lot of new and young players winning a lot of cash quickly out there. They are not used to having that much money with them all at once. Being young and a little immature they haven’t yet instilled routines¬† and daily procedures designed to protect their stash. Long hours of play also add to the forgetfulness, and of course, if you were a little high when you hid that dough…

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