Brian Hastings Turns into twenty ninth Participant in WSOP Historical past to Declare 5 Gold Bracelets

The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #73: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship attracted 144 avid gamers, and after 4 days of split-pot motion, Brian Hastings emerged victorious to say the $352,958 first-place prize and his 5th occupation gold bracelet.

“I think nice. It’s laborious to have it even sink in,” Hastings mentioned after his victory. “I used to be in order that keen on taking part in. I got here into Day 4 fourth out of 4, so I in point of fact wasn’t anticipating it, however I’m in point of fact pleased with how I performed, pleased with how I ran, and thinking about it.”

By way of doing so, Hastings turned into simply the twenty ninth participant within the WSOP’s greater than five-decade historical past to win 5 bracelets. He joins the likes of Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Brian Rast, Shaun Deeb, Scotty Nguyen, Stu Ungar, and extra within the five-time bracelet membership.

“I didn’t know the precise quantity, however I knew it wasn’t that many,” Hastings mentioned when introduced with the stat. “It undoubtedly issues to me. I believe it’s cool to compete on that stage. There are some nice avid gamers at the record of the ones with a number of bracelets. It’s unquestionably a function of mine and I’m satisfied to be in that corporate.”

Hastings received his first bracelet again in 2012 in Event #12: $10,000 Heads-Up NLH Championship for $371,498. In 2015, he nabbed two extra taking down Event #27: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for $239,518 and Event #39: $1,500 10-Game Mix for $133,403, and in 2018 he prevailed in Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for $233,202. The most recent win moved Hastings previous the $4-million mark in lifetime match income.

It’s already been an excellent occupation for the 33-year-old married guy and new father, and he’s nonetheless seven years clear of even being eligible for the Poker Corridor of Popularity.

“I’m younger sufficient that I haven’t thought of it an excessive amount of however I believe it’s a in point of fact cool factor,” he instructed PokerNews when requested about legacy. “It will be an enormous honor and undoubtedly one thing that might be in point of fact cool to me.”

2021 WSOP Tournament #73 Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Nation Prize (USD)
1 Brian Hastings United States $352,958
2 Ian O’Hara United States $218,144
3 Yuval Bronshtein Israel $151,460
4 Scott Seiver United States $107,967
5 Marco Johnson United States $79,073
6 John Monnette United States $59,545
7 Erik Seidel United States $46,140
8 Gary Benson Australia $36,821

Others to money the match had been present 2021 WSOP Participant of the Yr chief Josh Arieh (ninth – $30,290), Shaun Deeb (thirteenth – $22,536), Esther Taylor (fifteenth – $20,426), Adam Owen (nineteenth – $17,872), and Eli Elezra (twenty second – $16,340).

Ultimate Desk Motion

The overall desk used to be a stacked affair with 23 bracelets represented between the general 8 avid gamers. Part of the ones fell in overdue on Day 3 together with Gary Benson (eighth – $36,821), Erik Seidel (seventh – $46,140), John Monnette (sixth – $59,545), and Marco Johnson (fifth – $79,073).

The match used to be at the start scheduled as a three-day tournament, however a longer fourth day used to be had to accommodate the general 4 avid gamers. On Tuesday, a quartet of well-established poker execs returned to struggle it out, each and every jostling with identical stacks throughout the primary stage of the day.

Upon coming back from the primary damage, Scott Seiver discovered himself caught in opposite prior to in spite of everything bowing out in fourth position when he neglected a low draw in opposition to Ian O’Hara’s made flush. No longer lengthy after, the start-of-day chip chief Yuval Bronshtein noticed his quest for a 3rd bracelet come to an finish when he used to be dispatched through O’Hara in 3rd position.

O’Hara took a slight chip lead into heads-up play in opposition to Hastings, however the latter drew first blood to even issues out. Ultimately, Hastings picked up some momentum and slowly chipped away at his opponent. O’Hara, who used to be in search of his first occupation bracelet, staved off removing for some time, however ultimately, he neglected a low in opposition to Hasting’s sixth-street flush to fall in 2d position.

Hastings concluded: “It’s been a very long time for this for me. I believe I began taking part in combined video games in 2008 or 2009. On the time I used to be taking part in the large no-limit and PLO video games and I noticed probably the most avid gamers I used to be taking part in with doing the combined video games. I believed it appeared fascinating and began to be told that. It’s roughly snowballed from there.”

Congratulations to Brian Hastings, winner of the 2021 WSOP Tournament #73: $10,000 Stud Hello-Lo Championship!

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