Online Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the last game in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While betting on web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He often competes in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has little or no reason to play at the game with the min buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world could be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found competing in net poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in big stakes omaha hold’em and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money games?

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