Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only one to achieve last poker table in three 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 may remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest bettors anywhere in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently plays in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is accepted to be 1 of the best players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amount. I believe television can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The best players anywhere in the world might be guys you have will not have heard of. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in money games?

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