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Web High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

November 12th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to make it to the last game in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He won a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest gamblers in the world. While gambling on net poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He regularly competes in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Gus is a great poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has little or no reason to play at the game with the min buy in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be one of the best players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amount. I believe tv can alter our view of the real world at times. The greatest players in the world might just be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be seen playing internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?

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