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Net Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to make it to the final game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest bettors anywhere in the world. While wagering on web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus often participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Hansen is a great poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world might just be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen participating in online poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in cash rounds?

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