Gus Hansen enjoyed an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only one to make it to the closing table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he paid $400, 000 to play. You may remember one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a large pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best enthusiasts around the world. While betting on online poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He often plays 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 gambles very poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then pushes all in. I accept that Hansen is an excellent poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless he is flat broke, he has little or no reason to settle at the table with the minimum buy-in.

Playing for the min takes almost all of the expertise out of deep stack poker. Gus is supposed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amount. I think tv can skew our perception of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world might just be players you have won’t have heard about. Gus can be seen gambling on online poker on Full Tilt. He usually competes in big stakes omaha hi-low and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in cash games?