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Web High Stakes Poker- Gus Hansen

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Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to make it to the closing game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest gamblers in the world. While competing in internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently competes in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has no reason to settle at the game with the min buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be one of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I think television can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The best poker players anywhere in the world could be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found betting on web poker on Full Tilt. He generally participates in high stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?


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