Online High 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 final table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest players around the world. While playing online poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all in. I believe Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has little or no reason to sit 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 accepted to be one of the best players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe television can alter our view of the real world at times. The greatest poker players in the world might be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found playing online poker on Full Tilt. He generally participates in big stakes omaha/8 and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?

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