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Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

March 17th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve final poker table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared 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 big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best players in the world. While betting on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Gus is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has little or no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I think television can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world could be players you have never heard about. Gus can be seen competing in web poker on Full Tilt. He usually plays in high stakes omaha hold’em and hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in cash games?

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