Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the closing game in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured 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 strongest bettors in the world. While betting on online poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is a great 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 table with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amt.. I think television can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest players in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen playing internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes omaha hold’em and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in money games?