Online Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the 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 might recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While gambling on web poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He regularly participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe television can alter our view of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world might be players you have never heard about. Gus can be seen playing web poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?

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