There’s no question that Gus Hansen is seen as one of the biggest stars in the poker world today. The Dane is adored by the media, seen as a sex symbol by many women, and has the credentials and playing ability to back up his fame. However, maybe even more intriguing than all of this is Hansen’s actual style of play.
Gus Hansen is a man who makes a lot of plays that other players would stay clear of. For example, he’s the kind of guy who will raise like crazy, or even go all-in, when he holding Q-4. Yet you know he’s always got a plan and calculates everything because of the way he constantly utilizes that recording devise he uses at the table.
That’s why I had to get a hold of his book “Every Hand Revealed” when it came out. Part of it was that I’m always looking for a way to better my own game while the other part was that I was just interested in what he had to say about his playing style.
Well I definitely wasn’t disappointed after making it through the book as Hansen’s insights into the game are very entertaining and helpful to players looking to gain an edge. For instance, Gus tells readers exactly how he varies his play from the beginning of a tournament to the end which should help those who aren’t exactly sure how to maneuver through the various stages.
He also takes readers on a journey through his assessment of the odds at the table and what he does in different situations he faced with. His analytical style of play and ability to read opponents is something else that is revealed to readers which will only be an added bonus to players. In all, Hansen’s book is definitely worth reading and I think it has already improved my play personally.
Gus definitely has a unique style of play and he does make some wild plays at times. I’ve seen him play high stakes poker online and his won huge pots and lost huge pots. I’ll have to check out his book.