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Web Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve final game in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best players around the world. While participating in net poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He often competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is broke, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total dollar value. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world might be players you have never heard about. Gus can be seen betting on net poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in high stakes omaha hold’em and hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in money rounds?

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