Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to achieve last game in 3 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 might recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a large pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world. While participating in online poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus usually buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Gus is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has no reason to sit 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 presumed to be one of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amount. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The best players in the world might just be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found participating in internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in big stakes omaha/8 and texas hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?