Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve closing table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN 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. He won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world. While betting on internet poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus usually buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an excellent poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the best players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amount. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players anywhere in the world might just be guys you have will not have heard of. Gus can be seen wagering on online poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in big stakes omaha high and hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in cash rounds?

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