Net High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to achieve last game in three 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 recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest players in the world. While wagering on internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen usually buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Hansen is a great poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is accepted to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the total dollar value. I think television can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world could be players you have never heard about. Gus can be found betting on web poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in big stakes omaha/8 and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in money games?

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