Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

by Ali on December 20th, 2019

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve final table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world. While wagering on online poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Gus frequently buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the skill 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 full amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen gambling on internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in cash rounds?

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