• Net High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

    Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to make it to the closing table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest players around the world. While playing net poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently competes in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all in. I believe Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has no reason to play at the table with the min buy-in.

    Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full dollar value. I think tv can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The best players anywhere in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen betting on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money rounds?

     February 18th, 2019  Everett   No comments

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