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Web Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

November 23rd, 2015 at 2:21

Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the last poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest gamblers anywhere in the world. While participating in internet poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all in. I accept that Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is bankrupt, he has no reason to sit at the table with the min buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the ability out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world could be players you have never heard of. Gus can be found participating in internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes omaha/8 and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in money rounds?

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