Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?


Posted by George | Posted in Poker | Posted on 26-08-2022

Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the closing poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He won a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best gamblers anywhere in the world. While wagering on online poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total dollar value. I think television can skew our view of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world might be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found playing web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash games?

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