• Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

    Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the final game in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest bettors anywhere in the world. While wagering on web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus frequently plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to settle at the game with the min buy-in.

    Playing for the min takes most of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I believe television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The best poker players in the world might just be players you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen betting on web poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in high stakes omaha hi-low and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?

     September 6th, 2022  Spencer   No comments

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