Home > Poker > Internet High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Internet High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

March 23rd, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the final table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best players around the world. While competing in internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen usually buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Gus is a great poker player but 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.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Gus is supposed to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total dollar value. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world could be players you have will not have heard about. Gus can be found playing net poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in big stakes omaha hold’em and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash rounds?

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.
You must be logged in to post a comment.