Internet High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the closing poker table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest gamblers around the world. While participating in internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He often plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I know Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes most of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be 1 of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world might just be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in high stakes omaha hold’em and hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in cash games?

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