Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to achieve last game in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best players around the world. While participating in web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He regularly participates in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I think television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The greatest poker players in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in high stakes omaha high and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in cash rounds?

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