2 Oct 09

Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the last table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While wagering on net poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus regularly competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus generally buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the total amt.. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world might be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found betting on net poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in high stakes omaha high and hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in cash rounds?


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