• Net Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

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    Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the closing poker table in 3 of the tournaments. 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 biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While playing web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is a great poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has little or no reason to settle at the table with the min buy-in.

    Playing for the min takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be one of the best players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I think television can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world may be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in high stakes Omaha and hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in cash rounds?

     November 17th, 2009  Everett   No comments

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