Web Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to make it to the last table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest players in the world. While wagering on internet poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen frequently buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I know Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be 1 of the best poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amt.. I think television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world might be players you have never heard of. Gus can be found competing in net poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in high stakes Omaha and Holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?

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