Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to achieve last 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 recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest bettors anywhere in the world. While playing web poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has no reason to play at the game with the min buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full dollar value. I think tv can alter our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players anywhere in the world could be guys you have never heard about. Gus can be seen wagering on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in cash rounds?

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