Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the final game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best bettors anywhere in the world. While playing internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently participates in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is an excellent poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full dollar value. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world might be players you have never heard of before. Gus can be found participating in online poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes omaha high and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in money games?

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