Web High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen


Posted by Anabel | Posted in Poker | Posted on 24-01-2016

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing game in three of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest players around the world. While playing web poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus often competes in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits for a good hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes most of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the total dollar value. I think television can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world may be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found competing in online poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in high stakes Omaha and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in cash rounds?

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