Gus Hansen was born on February 13th, in the year 1974. As and when he was growing he went to school, during the breaks in the school, he has taken active part in summer camps which is where he has first picked the deck of cards. He used to play with the fellow campers for the nickels and dimes and he also claimed that the game was filled with fun in winning such small cash prizes. The main thing that he liked about the game is the competitive nature of the game. He could not stop himself admiring the mathematical component of the game.