Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only participant to make it to the closing table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While wagering on online poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He often participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Gus is an amazing poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is flat broke, he has little or no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be 1 of the greatest 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 at times. The greatest players in the world might be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen gambling on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in high stakes omaha hold’em and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in cash games?