Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to make it to the closing table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a big pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest gamblers anywhere in the world. While participating in web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the skill out of deep 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 dollar value. I think television can skew our view of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world could be players you have will not have heard of. Gus can be found betting on net poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in high stakes omaha hold’em and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash games?

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