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Web Big Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve last 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 might remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a large pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best enthusiasts around the world. While gambling on web poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He often plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum 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 cannot buy in for the full amount. I think tv can alter our perception of the real world sometimes. The best players anywhere in the world may be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen playing internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in money games?