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Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the final table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While participating in internet poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He often competes in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus usually buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has no reason to settle at the game with the min buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is accepted to be one of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amount. I think tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best players anywhere in the world may be players you have never heard of before. Gus can be found participating in online poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his talents in cash games?

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