Web Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

by Ali on January 20th, 2016

Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve closing game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest bettors around the world. While participating in internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amt.. I think tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world may be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen wagering on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in money rounds?

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