Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve final table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest enthusiasts in the world. While wagering on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Gus 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 Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be one of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full amt.. I think television can alter our view of the real world at times. The best poker players anywhere in the world may be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes omaha/8 and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his talents in cash games?