Brian Hastings wins 2015 WSOP $10,000 stud championship

17 June 2015

Brian Hastings was already one of the leading names in the poker scene. He had previously played pot-limit Omaha and no-limit hold’em at the highest ever recorded stakes winning high amounts, ranging in about $4 million in a single online session. He has established himself in the ranks of players who have earned multiple titles in World Series of Pokers events.

The 2015 WSOP $10,000 buy-in event saw Brian hastings top and beat 91 other players to earn $239,518 and he also won his second bracelet in the World Series Championship event. Hastings navigated the final table battling other two time winners of the WSOP bracelet like Scott Clemens and Daniel Kelly. He soon had the chip lead over the others which gave him a very large advantage.

Hastings feels the win is quite meaningful as the playing field has many experienced players and winners that he was pitted against. “Anytime you win it feels good” Hastings said, speaking about his win in this tournament.

At the final table, Hastings found himself playing against Clements and Kelly. Clements entered at a 2 to 1 chip disadvantage against Hastings sending Kelly to third position. Hastings had an advantage holding 2.6 million against Clements 130,000. Clements raised to 60,000 which was reraised by Hastings. Hastings called on Clements Final chips.

By fifth street, Hastings had his flush and Clements used a redraw to pick up a higher flush. The King hearts card locked up the victory for hastings and Clements earned a runner up position with a $148,000 win. Having finished at fourth place in the Omaha eight-or-better championship game, this was his second final table at the World Series.

Hastings had made other side bets about winning a second bracelet at the WSOP tables, but did not disclose who it was with. It was for twice the prize money of the event, he disclosed.


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