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Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the closing poker table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus raked in a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best players around the world. While playing online poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He regularly participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I know Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes most of the skill out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the greatest poker players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amount. I believe television can alter our view of the real world sometimes. The best poker players in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found betting on internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes omaha high and Holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?