Online Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

February 16th, 2019 Heath Leave a comment Go to comments

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Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to achieve last poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest bettors anywhere in the world. While competing in online poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly competes in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Gus frequently buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Hansen is a great poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to play at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total dollar value. I think television can alter our perception of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world might just be players you have never heard of. Gus can be seen participating in web poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in big stakes omaha hold’em and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in cash rounds?

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