Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to achieve final table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen secured 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 strongest gamblers in the world. While gambling on online poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full amount. I think tv can alter our view of the real world sometimes. The best players in the world might just be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally competes in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in money games?