Internet Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

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Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve last 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 largest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He won a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While participating in internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I know Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is broke, he has little or no reason to settle at the game with the min buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be one of the best players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amount. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest players in the world might just be guys you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be seen wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes Omaha and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in cash games?

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