Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the final poker table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While gambling on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all in. I believe Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full dollar value. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world may be players you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be seen competing in web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha hi-low and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?

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