Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only player to achieve final poker table in three of the events. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Gus raked in a big pot with quads against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best enthusiasts anywhere in the world. While wagering on online poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. He often plays in the 200/400 NL max buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Hansen more often than not buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I accept that Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400no limit. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the min buy in.
Buying in for the min takes almost all of the skill out of deep stack poker. Hansen is assumed to be 1 of the greatest poker players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy in for the full amount. I think tv can alter our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest players anywhere in the world may be guys you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found playing online poker on Full Tilt. He normally plays in big stakes omaha hold’em and texas hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money games?