Gus Hansen experienced an amazing year on the WPT where he was the only gambler to make it to the closing game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has been seen on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might remember one of the largest pots in high stakes poker history up against Daniel Negreanu. He raked in a big pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is thought to be one of the best players anywhere in the world. While gambling on internet poker, a different side of Hansen has emerged. Gus often participates 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 poorly. He waits patiently for a good hand and then goes all-in. I believe Hansen is an outstanding poker player but not even close to the regular players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is penniless, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.
Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be one of the best players anywhere in the world but he cannot buy-in for the total amt.. I believe television can skew our view of the real world at times. The best players anywhere in the world may be players you have will not have heard of before. Gus can be found wagering on internet poker on Full Tilt. He normally competes in high stakes omaha eight-or-better and Holdem. Gus has shown himself as a competition player. Can he use his abilities in money rounds?