Online Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve final game in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best gamblers anywhere in the world. While gambling on net poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus regularly plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus frequently buys in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I know Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has no reason to play at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the best poker players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total dollar value. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world could be players you have never heard of. Gus can be seen wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha hi-low and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?

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