Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to make it to the closing poker table 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 may recall one of the largest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the greatest players in the world. While betting on net poker, another side of Hansen has been seen. He frequently competes in the 200/400 No Limit maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and gambles very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I know Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy-in.
Playing for the minimum takes most of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be one of the greatest players in the world but he can’t buy in for the full amount. I think tv can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world might be players you have never heard of. Gus can be seen competing in web poker on Full Tilt. He usually participates in big stakes Omaha and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his talents in cash games?