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Online High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to make it to the closing game in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a large 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 strongest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While participating in internet poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen usually buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full amt.. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world might be players you have will not have heard of. Gus can be found participating in net poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in high stakes omaha high and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in money games?

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