Internet Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve final poker table in 3 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 big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest gamblers in the world. While betting on internet poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus often plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen frequently buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amount. I think tv can alter our view of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world might just be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen participating in internet poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in big stakes omaha/8 and texas holdem. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in cash rounds?

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