Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing poker table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest bettors anywhere in the world. While betting on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen usually buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits for a good hand and then goes all-in. I know Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is penniless, he has little or no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes most of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I believe television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world could be players you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in high stakes Omaha and hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in cash rounds?