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Hand 2 Hand Combat: Brian Hastings Battles Heads Up Versus the Enigma Known Only as ‘Isildur1’

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Feb 01, 2011


Game Full Tilt Poker heads-up pot-limit Omaha cash game Blinds $25-$50 Antes $10 Stacks Brian Hastings – $14,448 Isildur1 – $93,579.50 “Isildur1” raises to $170 from the button. Brian Hastings reraises to $530 with the A♥ Q♠ J♦ 7♦. Craig Tapscott: When you choose to face off with such a smart and aggressive opponent like Isildur1, what kind of game plan do you come into the session with? Brian Hastings: I come into a match like this expecting it to be fast and loose. I expect big pots and lots of tough decisions to be made by both players. I think that if I get off to a good start and win a few big pots early, I can build on the momentum and increase my edge. If I get off to a rocky start, I will likely just quit and come back later; although, if I’m really feeling confident, ...

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