Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the final table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus raked in a large pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest gamblers in the world. While playing net poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently competes in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen usually buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all in. I believe Gus is an excellent poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the ability out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the best poker players in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amt.. I think television can alter our perception of the real world at times. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world might just be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen playing net poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in high stakes omaha high and hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in money rounds?