Brian Hastings poker results, stats, photos, videos, news, magazine columns, blogs, Twitter, and more. Brian Hastings' Results, Stats, Bio, Gallery & Pictures. AKA Brian Hastings, Brian Hastings. Brian Hastings, a professional poker player with multiple live and online accomplishments, has recently announced that he would retire from full-time poker to devote.
He and his colleagues at CardRunners. Hastings did not build a cash bankroll, beat every subsequent level, and position himself as an elite poker player via a heater. Yet, online poker seemed to have remained his bigger passion. The player captured his first WSOP gold piece in It was later on confirmed that the player had not done anything wrong but the case affected him in a really bad way. The year before, he won a World Poker Tour event in Florida. I always finished my work early, so I started picking his brain.
Brian Hastings, Poker Millionaire, Struggles With Fed Shutdown Of Online Gambling
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Brian Hastings isn't so sure. The money part can be great. The problem is that Hastings wants to put down roots. A Department of Justice shutdown of the major Internet poker sites on April 15, , has turned Hastings and other poker pros into nomads who often set up shop in foreign countries to ply their trade online. I want a place I can live in eight months a year.
Moving from place to place, it does drag personal relationships. He said Chicago promises him a more connected existence because he works with friends on a fantasy-sports website called draftday. Hastings also spent three months in Vancouver, B. He set up a Canadian address and bank account so he could legally compete on a poker website, and pondered setting up permanent residency where cyber-poker is allowed, but has had second thoughts.
He is not alone in facing online poker's upheaval, which is featured in the new Matt Damon-narrated documentary , " All In: But in Internet poker, he is one of the top three players in the world, according to Bluff Magazine. His penchant for making money at astounding rates has been well-documented. He and his colleagues at CardRunners. Those were the rollicking days of the Internet poker explosion. The winnings are not so easy now, although Hastings acknowledges that many players wouldn't mind being in his current position.
The extra travel, he says, has not complicated his finances. Every country he plays in has a tax treaty with the United States, meaning that his earnings are taxed as if he made the money domestically, he said. On the portfolio side, Hastings said he invests in stocks, hedge funds, gold and silver and start-up companies.
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He has won millions on the virtual felt, playing in some of the biggest games ever witnessed by railbirds. The Pennsylvania native has also been recently finding success on the live tournament scene.
The year before, he won a World Poker Tour event in Florida. Hastings was introduced to poker in , in the heart of the Moneymaker boom. He started off small and not too serious. The spark that ignited the career of the online cash game monster, however, came from a high school employee.
I enjoyed it, but never took it too seriously. Then, my junior year of high school, I had a teacher who said he made some significant side money playing online poker. I always finished my work early, so I started picking his brain. I created an account on Ultimate Bet, starting with play money.
After a few weeks, I got a [real-money] transfer from a friend. Even at such a young age, Hastings was motivated to keep moving up in stakes and fuel his bankroll.
Each stake was a new level, and I wanted to beat the end bosses. I loved the learning process and trying to develop the skills it took to conquer new levels. His intelligence and competitive nature helped smooth the bumpy road to becoming a winning player.
Poker Hands Winning Poker Hands, Texas Hold'em Poker Hand Ranks When playing poker, sometimes the most frustrating part of the game is figuring out which hand outranks another at the poker table. We have included an illustrated example of each hand. The list is in order from strongest to weakest. Any five card sequence in the same suit. All the cards are of the same suit, and all are consecutive.
Ranking between straights is determined by the value of the high end of the straight. Four of a Kind: All four cards of the same index eg. Three of a kind combined with a pair eg. Ties on a full house are broken by the three of a kind, as you cannot have two equal sets of three of a kind in any single deck. Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence. Don't be tricked into thinking that all five cards are the same color.
The high card determines the winner if two or more people have a flush. Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit. The higher straight wins if two or more people have a straight. In case of straights that tie, the pot is split. Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same value. The highest set of three cards wins. Two seperate pairs eg. As usual the pair with the higher value is used to determine the winner of a tie.
One pair of two equal value cards constitutes a pair. If no one has any of the above winning hands, the tie is determined by the highest value card in the hand. If the highest cards are a tie then the tie is broken by the second highest card. Suits are not used to break ties. The file is perfect for printing and you can refer to it at your home game.
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