Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve closing poker 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 against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a large pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While competing in web poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus regularly plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen usually buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is bankrupt, he has no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe television can alter our view of the real world at times. The best poker players in the world could be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen betting on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes omaha/8 and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in money games?