Internet Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to make it to the last poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest players in the world. While gambling on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He regularly participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen usually buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amount. I think television can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The best poker players in the world might just be guys you have never heard about. Gus can be seen betting on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in big stakes omaha hold’em and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in money games?

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