3 Jun 23

Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve last poker table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best enthusiasts in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Gus is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full amt.. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world at times. The greatest players in the world might just be players you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in high stakes omaha high and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in money games?

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