Web High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

by Ali on June 11th, 2020

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the last poker table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network 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. Hansen won a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While participating in net poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He regularly plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I know Gus is a great poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world sometimes. The best players anywhere in the world may be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found competing in online poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes Omaha and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash rounds?

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