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Online High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to make it to the closing table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best bettors in the world. While betting on web poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all in. I know Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I think television can skew our view of the real world at times. The best players anywhere in the world may be players you have will not have heard of. Gus can be found participating in internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in high stakes omaha/8 and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in money games?

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