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Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the closing table 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 high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest players in the world. While gambling on internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus 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 accept that Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the min buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amount. I think tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world might be guys you have will not have heard about. Gus can be seen competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in high stakes omaha high and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash games?

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