Gus Hansen experienced a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only one to make it to the last table in 3 of the events. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus secured a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best bettors around the world. While betting on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He regularly participates in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen generally buys in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I know Gus is an amazing poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has no reason to sit at the table with the min buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes a majority of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the best poker players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I believe tv can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The best poker players anywhere in the world could be guys you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be seen betting on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in high stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in cash rounds?