Internet Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?


Posted by George | Posted in Poker | Posted on 25-10-2015

Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the closing table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus raked in a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest players anywhere in the world. While betting on net poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He often plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus generally buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the min buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the ability out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The greatest players anywhere in the world might just be players you have never heard of. Gus can be found gambling on internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in big stakes omaha hi-low and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in cash rounds?

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