Online High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

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Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the final 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 may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best bettors anywhere in the world. While betting on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus generally buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits for a good hand and then goes all-in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best 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 sometimes. The best players anywhere in the world may be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen gambling on internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in money rounds?

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