Net High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to achieve last poker table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest enthusiasts in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an amazing poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has little or no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full amount. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest players anywhere in the world may be guys you have never heard about. Gus can be seen wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in big stakes omaha hold’em and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in money rounds?

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