Online 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 poker table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest players in the world. While competing in online poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all in. I believe Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to sit at the table with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes most of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amt.. I believe tv can alter our view of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world could be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen gambling on online poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in high stakes omaha hold’em and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money rounds?

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