2nd WSOP Bracelet Earned in 2015 by Brian Hastings

Image result for wsopBrian Hastings has done quite well for 2015 in the World Series of Poker, having just earned his 2nd gold bracelet of the series. Each year for as many as 13 years running, players have earned consecutive gold bracelets of two each. Brian Hastings kept the double winning streak alive for this year by earning the first place finish of the $1,500 10-game mix tournament, earning the bracelet and $133,403 in the process.

This was the second gold bracelet for Hastings within a ten day time frame and his third overall. He won his first WSOP bracelet back in 2012 when he competed in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em heads-up event. The second one took place just a few days ago during the $10,000 seven card stud tournament.

In the latest event, Hastings was up against a field of 380 players with a total of $513,500 up for grabs. There were ten different poker variants offered in the tournament which included the following:

  • Limit Hold’em
  • No Limit Hold’em
  • Triple draw
  • No Limit 2-7 single draw
  • Pot-limit Omaha
  • Omaha eight or better
  • Stud
  • Razz
  • Stud eight or better
  • Badugi

Several players were able to compete in the event and managed to do quite well. These players included Todd Brunson, Mike Watson, Dan Kelly and Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth made it to 17th place and had the potential to earn his 15th career bracelet but fell short of the event final table. In the end, Hastings had to defeat Rostislav Tsodikov in the final round to earn the first place win and his second World Series Of Poker bracelet of 2015. The WSOP continues with many events still left on the schedule including the much-anticipated Main Event and high roller events.

Final Results:

Finish Player Name Prize  
First Brian Hastings $133,403  
Second Rostislav Tsodikov $82,398  
Third Todd Brunson $52,977  
Fourth Alexey Makarov $35,130  
Fifth Tim Reusch $23,982  
Sixth Mike Watson $16,846  




Brian Hastings Earns WSOP Win; Plus Side Bet Cash

Image result for wsopBetting on yourself is always a safe bet, especially when you have confidence in your skills. Brian Hastings never hesitated to bet on himself during World Series of Poker game play and now has a new WSOP bracelet and some side cash to spend. Hastings recently competed in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud event of the 2015 WSOP and was able to outlast the field to earn the first place win plus a few extras.

After the win, Hastings felt great about his accomplishment. Commenting on the win, Hastings stated that this type of event is something that a lot of older and more established players would take part in and he feels good as he had high expectations for himself in this event. The pro was not very good at Stud and had to work for many years to feel good about his game play.

During the start of this year’s WSOP, Hastings had been on Twitter and taking bets with other players as to how well he would do in events. Thanks to the side bets and his win, Hastings now will be receiving more than $400,000 for his effort. He is earning twice the money for the event with the side bets but will not be stating who the wagers were with.

With the win, Hastings has earned more than $1.1 million during WSOP game play and earned his fifth cash out this year. The 26 year old has done quite well and shows no sign of stopping as he moves on to additional WSOP events.

Final Results:

  1. BrianHastings – $239,518
  2. ScottClements – $148,001
  3. Dan Kelly – $92,691
  4. Chris George – $67,114
  5. Oxana Cummings – $52,453
  6. Harley Thrower – $41,829
  7. Mikhail Semin – $33,967
  8. Max Pescatori – $28,031