Web Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve closing poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest players in the world. While gambling on web poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen frequently buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Gus is an amazing poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is penniless, he has no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the min takes a majority of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full dollar value. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest players anywhere in the world could be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found participating in internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in money games?

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