• Online High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

    Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to achieve final game in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus raked in a big pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best bettors around the world. While gambling on internet poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He regularly plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

    Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the ability out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the total dollar value. I think tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world may be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen playing web poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in high stakes omaha hold’em and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in money rounds?

     January 7th, 2016  Marlee   No comments

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