Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve closing game in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a massive pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest enthusiasts in the world. While playing internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus frequently plays in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is an excellent poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the table with the min buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of deep 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 total amount. I think television can alter our perception of the real world at times. The greatest players anywhere in the world might be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found playing online poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in big stakes omaha/8 and texas hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash rounds?