Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the closing table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen 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 recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a huge pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest gamblers in the world. While playing web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very weak. He waits for a good hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the game with the min buy in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be 1 of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total dollar value. I think television can skew our perception of the real world at times. The best poker players anywhere in the world may be players you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in big stakes Omaha and hold’em. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his skills in cash rounds?