2 May 16

Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the last game in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best bettors anywhere in the world. While gambling on web poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He often competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes a majority of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full amt.. I believe television can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The best poker players in the world could be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be found wagering on net poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash games?

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