Saturday I had a session out in Ventura. The match was 2/three NL, the buy-in was $three hundred and of course I obtained accused of remaining Gus Hansen.
Certainly, Gus Hansen, the popular poker pro from Denmark.
It was a bit of a shock due to the fact I will not normally get perplexed with a Danish man or woman. Or for that make a difference, a specialist poker participant. Or even a great poker participant.
Very well, technically, that’s not quite correct. I have been advised on many occasions I glimpse like Gabe Kaplan. I feel Gabe was the moment considered a specialist poker participant, but I’m not positive he is any far more.
But it is really kind of irrelevant due to the fact the man or woman who asked me if I was Gus Hansen was not referring to my bodily visual appearance but to my poker techniques.
Permit me know when you halt laughing. The male was just messing all around due to the fact I won a pot from him. I feel.
He was a bit of maniac as a participant and a bit eccentric as a man or woman. A center-aged European (perhaps on the substantial side of center age), I would undoubtedly seen him just before but it had been a great extended time given that I would performed with him and my memory of him was vague.
But when I obtained to the table he was actively playing quite aggressively, with repeated and substantial preflop raises and some large bets on the afterwards streets and, at minimum originally, a reluctance to fold.
When he misplaced all his chips (contacting off his stack on a attract that he skipped), he quieted down a bit. And given that he had been there for awhile just before I obtained there, I have no thought if he had perhaps rebought far more than the moment just before I confirmed up.
But the great news is that I won some pots and soon after the 2nd or third he stated to me, “Who are you? Gus Hansen?” I just laughed. Then he asked, “Do you know who Gus Hansen is?” I stated of course I did. I have no thought why he picked Gus Hansen. I’m positive almost nothing I did resembled his match, and I definitely will not glimpse like him. It was unusual but mildly amusing.
The picture below is not Gus Hansen. I considered of which include a pic of Gus with this put up, but then I considered my viewers are subtle poker lovers who know what Gus Hansen appears to be like (in scenario you will not, you can simply click on the website link to Gus’s Wikipedia web page that I delivered). I’m positive there will have to be a Danish man or woman my viewers would instead glimpse at than Gus, handsome as is. I selected Danish swimsuit design Nina Agdal. Hey, when you do your possess poker blog and compose a put up about Gus Hansen, you can use a picture of Gus Hansen. I do points my way.
I won a little pot with prime pair, prime kicker, then I was dealt Ace-nine on the button. A couple of gamers had known as $seven and given that I had position I known as much too. Then the little blind designed it $23. Two many others known as just before it obtained again to me. I decided to arrive along.
The flop was Jack-10-eight, rainbow. The little blind bet $25 and it folded to me. Rather quick contact with the open-ender. The turn was a gorgeous seven. This time the little blind checked and I bet $sixty. He tanked and folded
I opened to $fifteen below-the-gun with two Queens. I obtained two callers, which include my European close friend. The flop was Jack-substantial and I bet $forty. Both gamers known as. A different Jack hit the turn. This time I checked. It checked by. The river was but a further Jack. There was no way possibly of them had the scenario Jack, I considered. I would have read from them when I checked the turn. So I led out for $fifty five. Future to act, my European close friend counted out chips. At 1st I wasn’t positive if he was heading to contact or raise, due to the fact the way he stacked out his chips it appeared like he might have desired to match it and set out a even larger bet. But he failed to act and then he tanked without end. I failed to feel this male was the Hollywooding type so I was not seriously anxious he was placing on act making an attempt to induce me to contact a raise with him sitting on quad Jacks. I could feeling the fellow upcoming to him was eager to fold.
Lastly European guy did fold, and the fellow upcoming to me promptly mucked. As I started stacking my chips, he stated, “Did you have an Ace or much better?” I just smiled. “I just about known as. I had a four.” (There was a four on the board). I just nodded. I imagine this was the second he asked me if I was Gus Hansen.
I suppose soon after this upcoming hand I should really have asked him if he was Phil Ivey. In the large blind with King-Queen off there was no raise and I just checked. The flop was King-5-three, and I led out for $10, two calls which include the European. The turn was a 6 and I bet $20, both known as. The river was a four. 4 to a straight out there, I checked. He counted out $75 and bet. Back again to me. I convinced myself that he was betting that substantially due to the fact I checked the river and he was making an attempt to steal it. But I also understood that this male plays a broad array and could clearly show up with anything at all. I just couldn’t locate the fold, and in fact, I seriously considered I was producing a great contact. But he flipped around pocket 4’s, for a rivered set. Jeez. He pointed out that he was open finished on the turn. I’m positive Gus Hansen would not have designed that mistake.
Then I obtained pocket Aces in the large blind. There ended up a bunch of limpers, nobody raised. So I included $20 to my $three blind. I obtained two callers The flop was Ace-three-three. Yahtzee! I figured when you flop a boat, specially with pocket Aces, you have to gradual participate in it, so I checked. No 1 else bet. By the way, the European wasn’t in this hand. The turn was the third club and I was of course hoping anyone had a flush. The little blind led out for $25, the good news is. Did he make his flush? I wasn’t positive whether to contact or raise. I decided to just contact hoping the third participant would arrive along. Thankfully he did. The river was a blank but this time the participant on my ideal checked. Damn. I clearly had to bet, so I set out $50. The 1st male folded promptly, the other folded soon after a couple of seconds. Bummer. I guess he failed to have a flush. Probably he was just making an attempt to steal it due to the fact I checked the flop? It was nevertheless a great pot but of course I was hoping for far more.
I would had a extended working day just before I even obtained to the poker room so I was ready to wrap it up. I opened to $fifteen with Ace-Queen suited and obtained just 1 contact. The flop skipped me but I took it with a $25 c-bet.
Soon thereafter I racked up and the European asked me why I was residing so before long. I just shrugged and stated to him, “When I see Gus Hansen I will say hello to him for you.” He laughed.
I booked a $a hundred twenty five get, which was awesome, but not virtually as great as Gus would have finished.