Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the closing table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen 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. Gus secured a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world. While gambling on net poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen frequently buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all in. I believe Gus is an excellent poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amt.. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world at times. The greatest poker players in the world may be guys you have will not have heard of. Gus can be seen participating in web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes omaha hi-low and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in cash rounds?