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Brian Hastings Wins Fourth Career World Series of Poker Bracelet

Hastings Earns $233,202 For Taking Down $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event


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Brian Hastings may have “retired” from poker back in December of 2016, but that hasn’t stopped him from competing on the felt this summer. The 30-year-old from Pennsylvania, who now resides in South Florida, topped a field of 354 in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the World Series of Poker, earnings his fourth career gold bracelet and the $233,202 first-place prize.

“It feels amazing, this was my last event of the summer and I had a couple of runs before this, but to end it this way just feels great,” Hastings told WSOP reporters. “I’m at a different stage in my life right now. I’m getting married this year, and I’m looking at buying a house, so this will go a long way to that.”

Hastings, who was one of online poker’s biggest winners in the high-stakes cash games, now has more than $3.2 million in career live tournament earnings. His first three bracelets came in the 2012 $10,000 heads-up event, the 2015 $10,000 stud event, and the 2015 $1,500 ten-game mixed event.

The final table also featured bracelet winners Dutch Boyd (7th), Jeff Madsen (4th), and Andrew Brown (2nd), as well as notable pros Bruno Fitoussi (8th) and Lee Markholt (5th). Other players to finish in the money included John Hennigan (11th), Ray Henson (13th), Jeff Lisandro (18th), Eli Elezra (24th), Dan Heimiller (26th), Roland Israelashvili (34th), Brock Parker (35th), Justin Liberto (36th), David Singer (38th), and Ben Yu (53rd).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Brian Hastings $233,202 900
2 Andrew Brown $144,128 750
3 Tim Martsers $97,340 600
4 Jeff Madsen $67,121 450
5 Lee Markholt $47,275 375
6 Hye Park $34,027 300
7 Dutch Boyd $25,040 225
8 Bruno Fitoussi $18,849 150

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