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