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Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to make it to the last table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared 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 up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest enthusiasts in the world. While gambling on online poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Gus is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amt.. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The greatest players anywhere in the world might just be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen playing net poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in cash games?

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