Internet High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Friday, 26. February 2016

Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the closing poker 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 high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest gamblers around the world. While participating in net poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He often plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen frequently buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full dollar value. I think tv can skew our view of the real world at times. The best players anywhere in the world could be guys you have will not have heard about. Gus can be seen participating in web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money rounds?

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