Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the WPT where he was the only one to achieve final table in three 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 recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the best enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While participating in web poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He regularly plays in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus generally buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has no reason to play at the table with the min buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe television can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world could be players you have will not have heard of. Gus can be seen wagering on web poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in high stakes omaha high and texas hold’em. Gus Hansen has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in money rounds?