Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to make it to the last table in three of the events. 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 recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest gamblers in the world. While betting on web poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be one of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amt.. I think television can skew our view of the real world at times. The best poker players anywhere in the world could be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found competing in web poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in big stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash games?