Online Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the final poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a large pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest bettors anywhere in the world. While participating in web poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He often competes in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus frequently buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all in. I know Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world sometimes. The best players anywhere in the world could be players you have never heard about. Gus can be found playing net poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes omaha hi-low and hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in money games?

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