Gus Hansen enjoyed a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to achieve closing poker table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest players around the world. While wagering on web poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often competes in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full amount. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world might be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found wagering on online poker on Full Tilt. He usually plays in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?