Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is 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 events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest gamblers in the world. While betting on web poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus generally buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the best poker players in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I think television can skew our view of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world might just be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be seen wagering on net poker on Full Tilt. He usually plays in high stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in cash games?

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