• Net High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

    Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the final table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best bettors anywhere in the world. While wagering on internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently participates in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen frequently buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all-in. I know Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

    Buying in for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be 1 of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total dollar value. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest poker players in the world might just be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found gambling on online poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes omaha high and hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his talents in cash games?

     March 1st, 2016  Marlee   No comments

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