Brian Hastings Celebrates Live Tourney Victory

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2011. August 24.
Hastings has joined the ever-growing group of US online pros that try their luck in live games since Black Friday. He achieved victory at a WPT Regional Summer Splash side event.
Brian played side Event #12, a $2,200 buy-in tourney at the World Poker Tour Summer Splash and managed to defeat a field of 391 players. He won $213,877.

Brian Hastings
Hastings, having won more than $4 million online so far, jumped on the bandwagon and started playing live, as his former occupation has been declared illegal in the US...

It seems that Hastings, usually considered a high stakes cash game specialist, made a good choice when trying out live poker, seeing what he is capable of live. This success is his scond live cash, the first one being the 2011 May EPT Spain Heads-Up Event, where he finished second for $68,000.

This current tournament lasted four days, and Hastings commentated the last day on his twitter:

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2.6m, still 10 left. Unsurprisingly the 10 handed final table is playing super nitty.

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Busted shorty with 55 vs AJ, still leading with 3.3m, 9 left.

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3.3m, chipleader with 7 left.

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Lost 1.5m pot with KK vs AQ allin preflop, still leading with 2.8m and 7 left though.

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2.7m, second or third place now with 6 left.

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Oops 5 left haha, blinds 20k/40k

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Trying to determine how I'd ship this trophy home if I win:

Trophy

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Lost 1.5m pot with A8 to A7 vs same kid from KK

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1.93m, 3rd with 4 left about to go on dinner break. Blinds will be 30/60k after #starving #wpt

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Crazy first half hour back, AK>77 for tourney life then AK>AJs to bust @The_DFish, big chiplead with 3 left


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4 or 5-1 CL HU, hard to tweet HU #firstworldproblems

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I won!!!! 213k plus TWO trophies, thanks for all the support everyone! #wpt #runninglikemercier #trophyhunting

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Thanks and thanks for the awesome trophy!!!

Congratulations to Brian Hastings!

Final Table Results:

1. Brian Hastings – $213,877
2. Griffin Malatino – $117,300
3. Michael Degilio – $78,200
4. Darryl Fish – $55,522
5. Jake Schwartz – $41,446
6. Anthony Ruberto – $32,844
7. Cong Pham – $24,633
8. Martha Dajer-Rodriguez – $18,377
9. Bryan Camponello – $13,294

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