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Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to make it to the closing table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest players around the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He regularly plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus usually buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I know Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has no reason to settle at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the min takes most of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full amount. I think tv can alter our perception of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world may be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found participating in web poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in money games?

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