Net Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

September 26th, 2009 by Averie Leave a reply »

Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to make it to the closing table 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 might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest gamblers in the world. While participating in net poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all in. I believe Gus is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be one of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total dollar value. I think television can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world may be players you have will not have heard about. Gus can be seen gambling on web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in cash games?


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