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Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

May 8th, 2024 at 1:25

Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to make it to the closing poker table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest bettors in the world. While playing online poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has little or no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be one of the best players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amount. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best poker players anywhere in the world might be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally participates in big stakes omaha/8 and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in cash rounds?

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