Net Big Stakes Poker- 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 game in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared 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 big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best bettors around the world. While competing in web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus often plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Hansen is an excellent poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is penniless, he has no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be 1 of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world at times. The best players in the world may be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found playing online poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in high stakes omaha/8 and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?

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