Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to make it to the last table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best gamblers around the world. While betting on web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Gus is a great poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority 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 can’t buy in for the full amt.. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The greatest poker players in the world might just be players you have never heard of before. Gus can be seen playing web poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in high stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his talents in money rounds?