Internet Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 04-10-2019

Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to make it to the last game in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest players anywhere in the world. While gambling on web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Gus frequently buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes most of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he cannot buy in for the total amt.. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world at times. The best players anywhere in the world might be players you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in high stakes omaha hi-low and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in cash rounds?

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