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Web High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

November 3rd, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to achieve final table in three of the tournaments. 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 recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest enthusiasts in the world. While wagering on web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen usually buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all in. I believe Gus is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best players anywhere in the world may be players you have never heard about. Gus can be seen wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in big stakes omaha/8 and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in cash games?

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