Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing game in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus raked in a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best players anywhere in the world. While betting on online poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus often plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all in. I believe Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I think tv can alter our perception of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world might just be players you have will not have heard of. Gus can be found wagering on net poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in high stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in money games?

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