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Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to make it to the final table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He won a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best bettors around the world. While competing in net poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus regularly participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all in. I know Gus is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is broke, he has no reason to settle at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is accepted to be 1 of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The best players in the world might be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found wagering on online poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in high stakes omaha hi-low and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his talents in money rounds?