Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to make it to the last table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. He won a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest gamblers around the world. While playing web poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus usually buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all in. I know Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is accepted to be one of the greatest poker players in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I believe tv can alter our perception of the real world at times. The best poker players anywhere in the world may be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen gambling on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in high stakes omaha hi-low and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in money rounds?

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