Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve final table in three of the tournaments. 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 big stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest gamblers anywhere in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all in. I believe Gus is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is penniless, he has little or no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full dollar value. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world could be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen competing in net poker on Full Tilt. He usually plays in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in money rounds?

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