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The Scoop: Brian Hastings Discusses Legendary Heads-Up Match With Viktor “Isildur1” Blom

by Diego Cordovez |  Published: Jun 27, 2012


Brian Hastings, one of poker’s most respected online instructors, has earned an economics degree from Cornell University. He has cashed for more than $800,000 in poker tournaments, and still, he is most well known in the poker community for his online match in December of 2009, where he won more than $4.2 million from Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in a matter of hours playing $500-$1,000 pot-limit Omaha. Hastings stopped by the set of “The Scoop” to tell the show’s host Diego Cordovez just how this historic match came about, and also to set the record straight about the supposed sharing of hand histories between himself, Brian Townsend and Cole South. “It was during finals week at Cornell, and I was doing a little studying. I am good friends with Brian Townsend and Cole South, and Cole had just played a three or four-table session with Viktor one day, and I was ...

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