Internet Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to achieve final table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest enthusiasts in the world. While gambling on web poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He regularly plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has no reason to settle at the table with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amount. I think tv can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The best poker players in the world may be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found betting on web poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in big stakes Omaha and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?

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