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Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the final poker table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best players around the world. While wagering on web poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total dollar value. I believe television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world might just be players you have will not have heard about. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in high stakes omaha/8 and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in money rounds?

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