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Capture the Flag - Brian Hastings

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Jan 07, 2011


Last December, cash-game pro Brian Hastings took on Isildur1 — poker’s former nosebleed catalyst — in what turned out to be the most profitable session in the history of online poker. Hastings won more than $4 million from the mysterious Swede in just five hours on the virtual felt. The 22-year-old Pennsylvania native currently is finishing his last semester at Cornell University. Even though he has been busy with the end of his undergraduate career, Hastings has found about 10 to 15 hours a week to play some of the highest-stakes poker in the world. “I am really happy with how my last semester is going,” the economics major said. “I am taking only three classes right now to finish up. I think the classes I have been taking are really interesting. I could see myself doing something with my degree down the road, but after I graduate, I am ...

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