Gus Hansen had a marvelous year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve last game in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a massive pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest bettors around the world. While participating in web poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. Gus frequently participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen more often than not buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very weak. He waits for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I believe Gus is an excellent poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to play at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be one of the best poker players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total dollar value. I believe television can skew our view of the real world at times. The best players in the world could be guys you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found competing in net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly participates in big stakes Omaha and texas holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his skills in cash games?