Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the final table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a big pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best players around the world. While wagering on online poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus frequently buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the total amount. I believe tv can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The best poker players in the world might just be guys you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found betting on web poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in high stakes omaha hi-low and hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?