Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve final poker table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus raked in a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest gamblers anywhere in the world. While competing in internet poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He often plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is penniless, he has no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total dollar value. I think television can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The best players anywhere in the world may be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He usually plays in big stakes omaha/8 and texas holdem. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in cash rounds?