Net High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 06-02-2016

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing game in three of the tournaments. 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 largest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest bettors anywhere in the world. While gambling on online poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to settle at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the best poker players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total dollar value. I think television can alter our view of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world could be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally participates in big stakes omaha high and hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?

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