Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the closing game in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest bettors anywhere in the world. While wagering on internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus often competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of $40, 000. Gus frequently buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Gus is a great poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is flat broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full dollar value. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world could be players you have never heard of. Gus can be found betting on internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in big stakes omaha hold’em and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in money rounds?

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