Internet Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing poker table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a large pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest gamblers in the world. While gambling on web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He often participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Gus frequently buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is penniless, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the min buy-in.

Playing for the min takes a majority of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is accepted to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amt.. I think television can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The greatest players in the world might be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen participating in online poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in high stakes Omaha and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?

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