Gus Hansen had a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to make it to the final table in three of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the biggest pots in big stakes poker recorded history up against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a big pot with 4 of a kind against Daniel’s full house. Hansen has earned many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the best bettors in the world. While gambling on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has appeared. Gus often competes in the 200/400 NL max buy-in of $40, 000. Hansen generally buys-in for the min of $16, 000 and plays very weak. He waits patiently for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is an amazing poker player but not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is bankrupt, he has no reason to sit at the game with the min buy in.
Playing for the min takes almost all of the skill out of big stack poker. Hansen is accepted to be one of the best players in the world but he cannot buy-in for the full amt.. I believe tv can alter our view of the real world at times. The best poker players anywhere in the world might just be players you have never heard of. Gus can be seen gambling on internet poker on Full Tilt. He commonly plays in big stakes omaha eight-or-better and texas hold’em. Gus has shown himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his abilities in money games?