Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the closing poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest enthusiasts around the world. While gambling on net poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all in. I accept that Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has no reason to play at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amt.. I think television can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The best players in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen gambling on web poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in high stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in cash rounds?

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