Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to achieve final poker table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best gamblers in the world. While competing in net poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He often participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has little or no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total dollar value. I think tv can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world might be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be found participating in internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes omaha hi-low and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in money games?