Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only gambler to make it to the last poker table in three of the competitions. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You might recall one of the largest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Gus won a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Gus has earned many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the greatest enthusiasts around the world. While betting on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently participates in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys in for the minimum of $16, 000 and plays very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then pushes all-in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has no reason to settle at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is supposed to be 1 of the best players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy in for the total amount. I believe tv can skew our view of the real world every now and then. The greatest poker players in the world might be guys you have never heard of before. Gus can be found playing web poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in high stakes omaha hi-low and texas hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he use his abilities in money rounds?

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