Web Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

by Ali on November 29th, 2021

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only one to achieve closing table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared 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 competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest bettors anywhere in the world. While participating in online poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He regularly plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I know Hansen is an excellent poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Gus is assumed to be 1 of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I think television can alter our view of the real world at times. The best players in the world could be guys you have will not have heard of. Gus can be seen playing net poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in high stakes omaha/8 and hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his talents in money games?

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