Net Big Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen had an amazing year on the World Poker Tour where he was the only participant to achieve final table in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on GSN where he bought into the game for $400, 000. You may recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen won a massive pot with quads against Daniel’s full house. Gus has made many televised poker appearances and is considered to be one of the greatest enthusiasts around the world. While wagering on web poker, a different side of Hansen has been seen. He often plays in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of Forty Thousand dollars. Gus more often than not buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a decent hand and then goes all-in. I accept that Gus is a great poker player but certainly not even close to the everyday players at 200/400NL. Unless he is bankrupt, he has absolutely no reason to sit at the game with the min buy-in.

Playing for the minimum takes almost all of the expertise out of big stack poker. Hansen is presumed to be 1 of the greatest players anywhere in the world but he can’t buy-in for the full amt.. I believe television can skew our perception of the real world sometimes. The greatest poker players in the world may be players you have will not have heard of. Gus can be seen wagering on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in high stakes Omaha and texas hold’em. Gus has proven himself as a tournament player. Can he back up his talents in money rounds?