Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to achieve closing table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He won a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While participating in net poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He often competes in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus frequently buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amount. I think television can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world could be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen competing in online poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in high stakes omaha hold’em and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in money games?

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