Web High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the final table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best players anywhere in the world. While participating in net poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all in. I believe Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Gus is assumed to be one of the best poker players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amt.. I believe tv can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world might just be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found playing internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes omaha high and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in money rounds?

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