Net High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve last table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus often competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all-in. I believe Gus is an amazing poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is penniless, he has little or no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be one of the best players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amount. I believe television can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world may be players you have never heard about. Gus can be seen competing in web poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in big stakes omaha high and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in cash rounds?

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