Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

by Ali on October 11th, 2021

Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best bettors anywhere in the world. While wagering on web poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He often plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The best players anywhere in the world might just be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found betting on web poker on Full Tilt. He generally participates in high stakes Omaha and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money games?

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