Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only participant to achieve last poker table in 3 of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history against Daniel Negreanu. He won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is deemed to be one of the strongest players in the world. While competing in online poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often plays in the 200/400 No Limit max buy in of $40, 000. Gus more often than not buys-in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Gus is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the min takes a majority of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is assumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full dollar value. I believe television can alter our perception of the real world every now and then. The best poker players anywhere in the world could be players you have won’t have heard of before. Gus can be found playing net poker on Full Tilt. He generally participates in big stakes omaha hi-low and Holdem. Gus Hansen has proven himself as a competition player. Can he use his skills in cash rounds?