Online Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the final game in three of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest players anywhere in the world. While gambling on web poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the ability out of big stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I think tv can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world might just be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen gambling on internet poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in big stakes omaha high and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash games?

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