Web High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only one to achieve closing poker table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest gamblers in the world. While playing web poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He regularly plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen frequently buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Gus is an amazing poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the min buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full dollar value. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest players anywhere in the world could be players you have never heard of. Gus can be seen playing internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his talents in cash games?

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