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Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve closing game in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker history against Daniel Negreanu. He secured a large pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest players in the world. While participating in net poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. Gus often plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Gus usually buys-in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a good hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Hansen is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

Playing for the min takes most of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest poker players in the world but he cannot buy in for the total amt.. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players anywhere in the world might be guys you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found playing online poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in high stakes omaha hold’em and texas holdem. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money games?