Online Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to make it to the last table in three 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 may remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a big pot with 4 of a kind 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 wagering on internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is flat broke, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be one of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the total dollar value. I think television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world might be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes Omaha and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in cash games?

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