Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve final table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest gamblers around the world. While betting on net poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He frequently participates in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen generally 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 Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the expertise out of big stack poker. Gus is supposed to be one of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total dollar value. I think television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The greatest players anywhere in the world might be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen competing in online poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in cash games?