Web High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 07-08-2022

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the final table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best bettors in the world. While participating in web poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Gus is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amt.. I believe television can skew our view of the real world at times. The greatest players in the world might be players you have never heard about. Gus can be seen betting on internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes omaha hi-low and texas hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in money rounds?