Net High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the closing 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 high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a big pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While wagering on internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I believe Gus is a great poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the min takes a majority of the ability out of big stack poker. Hansen is accepted 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 view of the real world sometimes. The greatest players anywhere in the world may be players you have never heard of. Gus can be seen competing in web poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in big stakes omaha hold’em and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in money rounds?

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