Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Wednesday, 2. September 2015

Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing poker table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He won a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest players in the world. While gambling on net poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He regularly competes in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has no reason to play at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be one of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full amt.. I think tv can alter our view of the real world at times. The best players anywhere in the world might just be players you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in big stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in cash games?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.