Professional poker player Thor Harald Hansen was born on June 23, 1947, and died on December 5, 2018.
Thor Hansen was given a job by Larry Flynt to play poker for him after Hansen played against him in Las Vegas in the mid-1990s.
Hansen earned two WSOP bracelets, one from the 1988 WSOP in Seven-card stud, and then later in Deuce to Seven Lowball in the 2002 WSOP.
Thor Hansen completed in the money four times during the 2006 WSOP, coming in second place in the $3,000 Omaha Hi/Lo event.
Hansen co owned the company Poker Blue and was awarded the first Norwegian Poker Player of the Year award in 2005.
Thor Hansen was considered by many Norwegian poker players as their “Godfather”.
During 2007, Hansen cashed in the money at the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship coming in 134th place out of 6,358 players, winning $58,570, and finished in 8th at the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E event, earning an additional $188,256.
Thor Hansen total live tournament winnings exceed $2,600,000, as of 2009.
Thor Hansen’s 46 WSOP cashes account for $1,165,960 of his total winnings.
He was married Marcella Braswell on Catalina Island, California in 1999.
The couple split their time between California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and went through chemotherapy treatment.
Thor Hansen passed away at 71 years old.