Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the 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 may remember one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest gamblers anywhere in the world. While participating in online poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He often plays in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys in for the min of Sixteen Thousand dollars and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Gus is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to play at the table with the min buy in.
Buying in for the minimum takes a majority of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the greatest poker players 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 best poker players anywhere in the world may be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be found gambling on internet poker on Full Tilt. He generally plays in high stakes omaha high and texas holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he back up his abilities in cash games?