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Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only player to achieve final table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest players in the world. While playing internet poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus regularly competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is broke, he has little or no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the min takes most of the expertise out of big stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world may be guys you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found betting on web poker on Full Tilt. He usually plays in high stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash games?