Internet Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

July 14th, 2023 by Averie Leave a reply »

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the last table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a large pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest players anywhere in the world. While wagering on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all in. I believe Gus is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the expertise out of big stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full dollar value. I think television can alter our perception of the real world at times. The greatest players anywhere in the world may be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen gambling on net poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in big stakes Omaha and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in cash rounds?


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