Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve closing game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest bettors around the world. While gambling on online poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He frequently plays in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Buying in for the min takes almost all of the ability out of big stack poker. Gus is accepted to be one of the best poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the total amount. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest players anywhere in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be seen betting on internet poker on Full Tilt. He usually plays in big stakes omaha hold’em and hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his talents in cash games?