Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve closing table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest gamblers anywhere in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen usually 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 know Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is broke, he has little or no reason to sit at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amt.. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world at times. The best players in the world may be guys you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes omaha/8 and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?

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