Internet Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve last table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest players around the world. While playing web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus frequently buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all in. I know Gus is a great poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the min buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world at times. The best players in the world might just be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in high stakes omaha hold’em and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in cash rounds?

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