Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve final game in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest bettors in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He often plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus usually buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has little or no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the best poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full dollar value. I think television can alter our view of the real world at times. The greatest players in the world could be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes omaha hold’em and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in money games?

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