Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only one to achieve final poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best players around the world. While gambling on net poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He sits there waiting 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 absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I think television can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The best players in the world might just be guys you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be seen gambling on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha/8 and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?

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