Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the closing poker table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a big pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest gamblers anywhere in the world. While playing web poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus frequently buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is penniless, he has little or no reason to play at the table with the min buy in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the best players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full dollar value. I think tv can skew our view of the real world sometimes. The best poker players anywhere in the world might just be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen participating in online poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash games?