Net High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve last table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a big pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best bettors anywhere in the world. While gambling on online poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He often competes in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I believe Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular 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 a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be one of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amt.. I think television can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world may be guys you have will not have heard of. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes omaha/8 and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in cash games?

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