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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, June 18, 2015 to Saturday, June 20, 2015

Event #39: $1,500 10-Game Mix

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $513,000
  • Entries: 380
  • Remaining: 0
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06/21/15 03:00:55 AM PST
 
Brian Hasting Wins Event #39 - $1,500 Ten-Game Mix
 


EVENT #39: $1,500 buy-in Ten-Game Mix
ENTRIES: 380
PRIZE POOL: $513,500
FIRST PLACE PRIZE: $133,403
PLACES PAID: 42


BRIAN HASTINGS BECOMES FIRST DOUBLE-WINNER OF 2015 WSOP

High-Stakes Poker Pro Pulls-Off another Masterful Performance Ten Days after His Previous Win

Hastings Collects Third Career Gold Bracelet, Rockets into Serious Contention in WSOP “Player of the Year” Race

MEET THE LATEST WSOP GOLD BRACELET CHAMPION

Name: Brian Hastings
Birthplace: Luzerne County, PA (USA)
Age: 26
Current Residence: Hanover Township, PA (USA)
Marital Status: Single
Children: 0
Profession: Professional Poker Player
Number of WSOP Cashes: 15
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 8
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 3
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 1st (2012, 2015)
Total WSOP Earnings: $1,272,776
Personal Facts: Before he played live tournaments, Hastings was already one of the world’s top online poker players with millions in earnings

[Note: All statistics above include the results of this tournament]

Brian Hastings is the latest winner player to win a gold bracelet at the 2015 World Series of Poker. This marks his second victory of the summer and third career win overall.

Just ten days after his triumph in the $10,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud Championship (Event #27), Hastings returned to the same stage and seat where he won previously. Hastings’ first WSOP occurred back in 2012 in the $10,000 buy-in Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship.


However, for all those who saw this victory, what is likely to stand out and be remembered was Hasting’s confident demeanor throughout play. From the smiles on his face to the laugher he shared with his supporters, even when behind in chips, it was as though Hastings knew he was going to win.


“I really felt like it -- yeah I thought I’d win,” Hastings replied when asked if his overt confidence was just a tactic, or did he really think another victory was predestined. “You have to feel that way when you go into one of these, but I think I’m going to win almost every time I sit down and play.”


The high-stakes poker pro from the Philadelphia area topped a 380-player field in the $1,500 buy-in Ten-Game Mix (Six-Handed) championship, which was played over a three-day period at the Rio in Las Vegas. The victory was made even sweeter by staging a significant comeback during the tournament’s final stages, during which his last human obstacle, a tough Ukrainian-born poker player named Rostislav Tsodikov, enjoyed a 4 to 1 chip advantage at one point early in the match. However, Hastings never gave in and patiently waited for moments to push his stack, which ended up reversing what some thought might be Tsodikov’s first major victory.

In fact, the final duel was a brutal back-and-forth battle of swings, which lasted nearly three hours. However, Hastings never seemed in danger of going bust, despite being at a disadvantage during almost half of the duel. Hastings thought the difference might have been his mastery of all games, whereas he sensed his opponents had certain weaknesses.


“I really pride myself on being able to play all of these games well,” Hastings said. “I hope this carries over into the $50K (Poker Players Championship).”


Indeed, Hastings enters the next Mixed-Game format as one of the favorites. One of poker’s most prestigious poker events of the year, the annual Poker Players Championship is scheduled to begin just 14 hours after Hastings won this victory.
This tournament was completed on a Saturday night on the ESPN Main Stage in front of a large group of spectators and large viewing audience watching the live stream on WSOP.com, largely attracted by a star-lineup and interesting format of games.
Most of the modest-sized field was eliminated on Thursday, during Day One. Once the prize money was reached during the middle of Day Two on Friday, the pace of play slowed down considerably as the 42 in-the-money finishers jockeyed for position down the homestretch hoping to reach the final table.


Among those who cashed, but fell short of the finale were gold bracelet winners Daniel Negreanu (41st), Young Phan (35th), Max Pescatori (32nd), Jeffrey Lisandro (26th), Eli Elezra (24th), Phil Hellmuth (17th), Dan Kelly (15th), and Ylon Schwartz (13th). Other notable players who ran deep in this event but missed the feature table included Bruno Fitoussi (12th) and Matt Glantz (10th). Of special note was Phil Hellmuth’s third cash this year, which was the 111th cash of his illustrious career, the most of any player in WSOP history.


Mixed-game formats have become increasingly popular attractions in recent years at the WSOP. No less than eight events on this year’s schedule include multiple games. Seven events require participants play 5 games or more, with two “Dealers Choice” events serving as the supreme test of variety and adaptability (up to 18 games spread).


Ten-Game Mix (Six-Handed) was first offered at the WSOP in 2011. Chris Lee was the debut winner that year. Since then, it’s been a staple game on the schedule, usually attracting veteran players who play multiple games quite well.


Ten-Game Mix includes a rotation of the following poker games:


-- Seven-Card Stud
-- Pot-Limit Omaha
-- No-Limit Hold’em
-- Razz
-- Badugi
-- Omaha High-Low Split
-- Limit Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw
-- No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw
-- Limit Hold’em
-- Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split


As expected, the final table included a blistering lineup of veterans, with a few lesser known players sprinkled in. Best known among the final seven players were Hastings, Todd Brunson, and Owais Ahmed, all former bracelet winners. Brunson last won at the WSOP ten years ago. Hastings won ten days ago. And Owais won his WSOP title back in 2011.


Ahmed hit the rail first, finishing 7th. Brunson lasted considerably longer, going out in 3rd place after holding onto the chip lead for a bit.


Hasting’s share of the $513,000 prize pool came to $133,403, one of the lesser top prizes of this year’s tournament. But that didn’t dampen the intensity of competition or the enthusiasm of the winner. Hastings now believes he can become the fifth player in history to win three gold bracelets within a single year (the others were Puggy Pearson, Phil Hellmuth, Ted Forrest, and Phil Ivey).


Having a double-winner this year also keeps a surprising streak alive, which is the 14-year run the WSOP has had a winner of two or more gold bracelets within the same year. Hastings is the first multi-winner of 2015, although others have come close.
Tsodikov, the runner up, now resides in Daly City, CA. He’s now cashed 8 times at the WSOP. Up to this point, his highest previous finish had been a 7th-place showing in a HORSE event back in 2007.


Hastings is primed to shatter some records given the number of events still to play on the schedule, with nearly half of the events still to come (plus ten events at 2015 WSOP-Europe held in Berlin, Germany). Given how well he’s playing at the moment, and so many Mixed-Game events coming up, Hastings could be on pace to establish some staggering results.
When asked about what changes he’s made in 2015 versus previous years that has him playing at the top of his game, Hastings thought having his girlfriend Sonya with him in Las Vegas gave his life more balance. She is a poker dealer at Best Bet Casino in Jacksonville, Florida and has been flying back and forth to work and watch Hastings play. Now, Hastings insists Sonya will stay by his side.


“I really think that’s one of the more underrated aspects of this game, having the balance between your personal life and what goes on at the tables,” Hastings said. “She really helps me to believe in myself and I really love her a lot.”


This marked Hasting’s fifth cash of the year, his third final table appearance, and second win. He’s now likely to be one of the players to catch atop the leaderboard in the WSOP “Player of the Year” race, as the contest continues to build excitement.

Following Hastings’ finish in the top spot, the descending order of results was as follows:


Second Place: Rostislav Tsodikov played arguably the best poker of his life and just happened to run into a buzz saw of an opponent who playing as well as anyone in the world at the moment. Tsodikov held the chip lead during significant parts of the finale, but was never quite able to put Hastings away. The Ukrainian-American collected $82,398.

Third Place: Todd Brunson was born to be a poker player. He’s been one of Las Vegas’ top earners in high-stakes cash games on The Strip for years. However, Brunson has won just one time at the WSOP, which came exactly ten years ago to the day when he won a gold bracelet in the Omaha High-Low Split event. He’s made 7 final table appearances since then, finishing 2nd twice. He now has two 3rd-place finishes, as well. Of Brunson, winner Hastings said, “There’s no doubt Todd is a great player, one of the best, especially in the Limit games. But I thought the difference was I had an advantage against him in the No-Limit games.” $52,977 for 3rd place won’t make a huge difference in Todd Brunson’s life, but he’ll be eager to get back to the Main Stage and hopefully reverse the outcome and get what seems to be a long overdue second gold bracelet.Fourth Place: Alexey Makarov, from Russia took 4th place. This was his fifth career cash, which paid $35,130.

Fifth Place: Tim Reusch, frpom Hamburg, Germany took 5th place. This was the second cash of the series for Reusch, which paid $23,982.

Sixth Place: Mike Watson, from Toronto, Ontario (Canada) ended up in 6th place. This was his fifth time to cash at this year’s series and 36th in-the-money finish for his career at the WSOP. Sixth place paid out $16,846. Special Note – this was Watson’s third final table appearance of the summer, with 7th, 7th, and now a 6th.Seventh Place: Owais Ahmed, from Anaheim, CA rounded out the final table as the 7th-palce finisher. He collected $12,163. Ahmed won his gold bracelet in a Mixed format, playing two split games – Omaha and Stud.


OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:

Aside from the final table finishers, other notable gold bracelet winning players who cashed included – Daniel Negreanu (41st), Young Phan (35th), Max Pescatori (32nd), Jeffrey Lisandro (26th), Eli Elezra (24th), Phil Hellmuth (17th), Dan Kelly (15th), and Ylon Schwartz (13th).

FUN FACTS:

Hastings with this victory, joins some of his widely-respected peers who have garnered additional titles at this year’s series. Among those who are multi-gold bracelet winners adding to their jewelry collection in 2015 have been Robert Mizrachi, Max Pescatori, John Gale, Phil Hellmuth, Tuan Le, Keith Lehr, Daniel Alaei, Andre Boyer, Phil Galfond, Jason Mercier, Jeff Madsen, and Dan Idema. That’s 12 out of 38 completed events, to date.


This was Phil Hellmuth’s third cash this year, which was the 111th cash of his career, the most of any player in WSOP history.

EVENT DIRECT LINKS:

For this event’s results, visit:
http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/results.asp?grid=1136&tid=14239


For Brian Hastings’ official player profile page, visit:
http://www.wsop.com/players/playerprofile.asp?playerID=90986


For the Live Reporting Log for this event, please visit:
http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/updates.asp?grid=1136&tid=14239


For photos from this event, please visit:
http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/photos.asp?grid=1136&tid=14239


For official winner photo, please visit:
http://www.wsop.com/pdfs/reports/14239-winner-photo.jpg


For the live stream archive of this event, please visit:
http://www.wsop.com/videos/?vcat=39


(Note: Will appear 48 hours after event concludes)

06/21/15 01:49:45 AM PST
 
Congratulations to Brian Hastings, Winner of Event #39: $1,500 Ten-Game Mix ($133,403)!
 

Limit Hold'em

Brian Hastings raises the button 120,000 and Rostislav Tsodikov three-bets to 180,000 from the big blind. Hastings clicks it back to 240,000 and Tsodikov calls all-in.

Tsodikov:   
Hastings:   

With Tsodikov again in the lead, the     flop however gave Hastings the advantage as the   lands on the turn.

With Tsodikov needing to catch only an ace to stay alive, the   completes the board on the river and Tsodikov is eliminated in 2nd place for a $82,398 payday.

Congratulations to Brian Hastings on capturing his third career WSOP bracelet and second of the 2015 WSOP following his victory in Event #27 to take his WSOP winnings over the $1.25 million mark. Hastings now joins an elusive club of poker players that include Barry Greenstein, Sammy Farha, Michael Mizrachi, Robert Mizrachi, Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst, Dutch Boyd, John Hennigan, George Danzer and Jason Mercier as players possessing three WSOP bracelets.

06/21/15 01:45:21 AM PST
 
Another Tsodikov Double
 

No-Limit Hold'em

From the button, Brian Hastings raises all-in and Rostislav Tsodikov calls all-in for his last 143,000.

Tsodikov:   
Hastings:   

The board runs out       and Tsodikov doubles through once again.

06/21/15 01:43:59 AM PST
 
Tsodikov Doubles
 

No-Limit Hold'em

From the button Rostislav Tsodikov moves all in for 63,000 and Brian Hastings calls.

Tsodikov:   
Hastings:   

The board runs out       and Tsodikov doubles through.

06/21/15 01:42:38 AM PST
 
Level 30 Structure
 
Game Order

Antes Only

in NLH, NL2-7,

and Stud Games

Low/High Card

or

Small Blind

Completion

or

Big Blind

Limits
Limit Flop/Draw Games
- 30,000
60,000 60k/120k
Stud Games
15,000 20,000 60,000 60k/120k
No-Limit/Pot-Limit Games
7,000 (NLH/2-7)
15,000 30,000 -
06/21/15 01:41:35 AM PST
 
Level 30 Started
 

Level:30 Limits:60,000/120,000

06/21/15 01:41:19 AM PST
 
Tsodikov Crippled
 

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Brian Hastings has the bring-in and Rostislav Tsodikov completes with Hastings calling and then betting fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh street with Tsodikov calling him down.

Hastings: (X)(X) /      / (X)
Tsodikov: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Hastings tables his     for aces-full to motor his stack up to 2,775,000 while Tsodikov is left crippled on 75,000.

06/21/15 01:38:03 AM PST
 
One Pair Enough for Hastings
 

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Brian Hastings has the bring-in and Rostislav Tsodikov completes before Hastings raises to 100,000. Tsodikov calls and both players check fourth street before Hastings bets fifth and sixth with Tsodikov calling him down.

Hastings: (X)(X) /      / (X)
Tsodikov: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Both players check seventh street and Hastings tables his     which is good once Tsodikov mucks his hand.

Brian Hastings - 2,365,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 485,000

06/21/15 01:34:26 AM PST
 
Hastings Back to Two Million
 

Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

Brian Hastings raises to 100,000 and Rostislav Tsodikov three-bets to 150,000. Hastings calls, and when the flop falls     he calls a bet of 50,000.

The turn lands the   and Tsodikov bets out 100,000 with Hastings calling as the   completes the board on the river.

Tsodikov checks, Hastings bets 100,000 and Tsodikov folds.

Brian Hastings - 2,000,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 850,000

06/21/15 01:32:59 AM PST
 
Three-Bet for Tsodikov
 

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Brian Hastings raises to 55,000 from the button and Rostislav Tsodkiov three-bets to 225,000 from the big blind and Hastings folds.

06/21/15 01:32:18 AM PST
 
One for Hastings
 

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Rostislav Tsodikov raises to 77,000 from the button and Brian Hastings calls and draws one as Tsodikov stands pat.

Hastings leads out for 150,000 and Tsodikov folds.

06/21/15 01:24:15 AM PST
 
Tsodikov Back in the Lead
 

Badugi

Brian Hastings raises to 100,000 and Rostislav Tsodikov three-bets to 150,000 with Hastings calling and drawing two as Tsodikov stands pat.

Tsodikov bets, Hastings calls and draws two again before Tsodikov stands pat and bets out.

Hastings calls and draws two, Tsodikov stands pat and bets and Hastings folds.

Rostislav Tsodikov - 1,550,000
Brian Hastings - 1,300,000

06/21/15 01:20:31 AM PST
 
Flush for Tsodikov
 

Limit Hold'em

Rostislav Tsodikov raises to 100,000 and Brian Hastings calls from the big blind and check-calls a bet on the     flop.

Both players check the   on the turn before Tsodikov bets the   on the river and Hastings calls.

Tsodikov tables his    for a flush and Hastings mucks.

Brian Hastings - 1,750,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 1,100,000

06/21/15 01:14:19 AM PST
 
Hastings to Two Million
 

Pot-Limit Omaha

Brian Hastings raises to 55,000 from the button and Rostislav Tsodikov calls in the big blind and checks the     flop.

Hastings bets out 50,000 and Tsodikov calls before check-folding to a 115,000-chip bet when the turn lands the  .

Brian Hastings - 2,000,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 850,000

06/21/15 01:10:45 AM PST
 
Eight-Seven for Hastings
 

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Rositslav Tsodikov raises to 100,000 from the button and Brian Hastings calls and draws three to Tsodikov's one.

Hastings checks, Tsodikov bets and Hastings calls before he draws one and Tsodikov stands pat and bets out again following a Hastings check.

Again, Hastings makes the call but now stands pat before Tsodikov breaks and draws one and the action is checked through.

Hastings tables his       and scoops the pot.

Brian Hastings - 1,800,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 1,050,000

06/21/15 01:05:32 AM PST
 
Full House for Tsodikov
 

Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

From the button Rostislav Tsodikov raises to 100,000 and Brian Hastings calls and bets the     flop. Tsodikov raises to 100,00 and Hastings calls before he checks the   on the turn.

Tsodikov bets 100,000 and Hastings calls before check-calling 100,000 when the river lands the  .

Tsodikov tables his      for a full house and climbs to 1.65 million as Hastings slips to 1.2 million.

06/21/15 12:57:59 AM PST
 
Tsodikov Bets River and Wins
 

Limit Hold'em

Brian Hastings raises to 100,000 from the button and Rostislav Tsodikov calls from the big blind and check-calls on a     flop before both players check the   on the turn.

The river lands the   and Tsodikov bets out 100,000 and Hastings folds.

Brian Hastings - 1,625,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 1,225,000

06/21/15 12:50:06 AM PST
 
Trips for Hastings
 

Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

Brian Hastings raises to 100,000 from the button and Rostislav Tsodikov calls from the big blind as the dealer drops a     flop.

Hastings bets, Tsodikov check-calls as the   is checked through on the turn.

The river lands the   and Tsodikov bets out with Hastings making the call and tabling his      to prompt a muck from Tsodikov.

Brian Hastings - 1,750,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 1,100,000

06/21/15 12:44:24 AM PST
 
Lead Back in Tsodikov's Favor
 

Badugi

Brian Hastings raises and Rositslav Tsodikov calls and draws one as Hastings draws three. Tsodikov bets and Hastings calls and draws two as Tsodikov draws one.

Tsodikov bets and Hastings folds.

Rositslav Tsodikov - 1,550,000
Brian Hastings - 1,300,000

06/21/15 12:42:07 AM PST
 
Hastings Takes Lead
 

Limit Hold'em

Rostislav Tsodikov raises his button and Brian Hastings calls to see a     flop. Hastings bets and Tsodikov calls before that action is repeated when the turn lands the  .

The river falls the   and Hastings bets out 100,000 but Tsodikov folds.

Brian Hastings - 1,635,000
Rostislav Tsodikov - 1,215,000

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