Web High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the final game 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 remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest gamblers anywhere in the world. While gambling on online poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He often competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I know Gus is an excellent poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the min takes most of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe television can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world might just be guys you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be seen playing online poker on Full Tilt. He generally participates in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in money games?

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