Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to achieve closing game in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best players anywhere in the world. While competing in web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus often participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has no reason to settle at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world might be guys you have will not have heard of. Gus can be seen wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in high stakes omaha high and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in cash games?

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