Online Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 18-08-2010

Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the closing table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest players in the world. While gambling on net poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen usually buys in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Gus is an excellent poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has little or no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the best players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amount. I believe tv can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world might be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen playing net poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in high stakes Omaha and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in money rounds?

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