Net High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve final game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared 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 recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest bettors anywhere in the world. While participating in web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus regularly plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is penniless, he has no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the best poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amt.. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The best players in the world may be guys you have never heard about. Gus can be found wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in high stakes omaha hold’em and texas hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?

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