Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only one to achieve closing game 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 may recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a huge pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest bettors in the world. While competing in net poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He regularly participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Gus is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400no limit. Unless he is broke, he has no reason to play at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the best poker players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full dollar value. I think tv can alter our view of the real world at times. The best players in the world might just be guys you have never heard about. Gus can be found competing in internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally participates in high stakes omaha hi-low and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?