Online High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to make it to the final 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 might recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest gamblers around the world. While betting on online poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I know Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is penniless, he has no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I think tv can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world might be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be found wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes omaha hi-low and texas holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in cash games?

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