Net High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve last poker table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best gamblers in the world. While participating in internet poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is penniless, he has no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the expertise out of big stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amount. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world at times. The best players in the world might just be players you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be seen wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in big stakes Omaha and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?

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