Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to achieve last game in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest gamblers around the world. While participating in online poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He frequently plays in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen usually buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I believe Gus is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be 1 of the greatest poker players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full dollar value. I believe television can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The greatest players anywhere in the world might just be players you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen betting on net poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in high stakes omaha hi-low and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in money games?

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