Gus Hansen enjoyed a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only one to achieve last table in 3 of the tournaments. 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 largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the strongest bettors around the world. While betting on web poker, another side of Hansen has appeared. He often participates in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys in for the min of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all in. I know Hansen is an outstanding poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has no reason to play at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the min takes a majority of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amount. I believe tv can alter our perception of the real world at times. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world might just be guys you have never heard of. Gus can be found playing web poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in big stakes Omaha and hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in money games?