Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the closing game in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a large pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world. While wagering on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen usually buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has no reason to sit at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the ability out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the full dollar value. I think tv can alter our view of the real world at times. The greatest poker players in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen playing online poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes omaha hi-low and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in money rounds?