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Old 11-27-2016, 04:12 PM   #26
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bunch of idiot haters gonna post stuff in this thread. gl brian, respect.
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:52 PM   #27
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inb4 new pstars account from moldavia or something shows up and plays high stakes and cant be hastings "because he retired from poker"
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:54 PM   #28
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Setting up the long con
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:03 PM   #29
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Would the world be a better or worse place if all people posted a blog when they changed careers ?

FYI No money in tea. Starbucks solid. Maybe @UniweedCO?
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:33 PM   #30
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He became a millionaire off poker... Who gives a f how he got there... He played on stars while in America why would you f ng care... If I lived in US I would be vpn ing on stars all the time... If you aren't then you are an idiot.. Him and his boys collected hands and studied him and destroyed him for 4.2 milly in 4 hours... Some say cheater I say well played ...

Poker is about money and Hastings beat the game for millions and for that Respect
If you're going to take that approach, you still have to accept that it's going to tarnish your reputation and standing in the community. Most people feel the stress and burden of that social pressure. Apparently Brian is no exception.
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:08 PM   #31
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Your blind arrogance and failure to take full responsibility for your shady actions will not be missed. Good riddance.
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:13 PM   #32
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Summary: all the scummy stuff Brian did is justified by his depression, but the scummy stuff people did to him is unjustifiable.
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:24 PM   #33
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I kind of forgot Hastings even existed since he blocked me on twitter a year or two ago. Good riddance.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:18 PM   #34
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You're fine with buying datamined databases online too?
ummm yeah. this is just something everyone did. even when i was playing mid and small stakes full ring at stars prior to bf. people shared databases and bought many hundreds of thousands of hands at ptr. sites couldn't stop it so if you wanted to be on an even keel with your reg opponents, you bought hands, and studied.

**** brian. not sure why he feels the need to announce a retirement when he's never in the foreground of anything in poker anyhow. dat ego

did he seriously write this? (i didn't click op link obv cuz i don't care that much):

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In the ensuing weeks, I received a lot of heat, albeit mostly from NVG-tards and failing players (most real pros had my back, FWIW).
hilarious. That d-bagness. jfc

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Him and his boys collected hands and studied him and destroyed him for 4.2 milly in 4 hours... Some say cheater I say well played ...
I don't see what's wrong with this. Back before BF, I studied players with tons of friends and I doubt anyone would care because I was playing only $100-$400nl but such a big deal because it's a lot of money. ****ing hypocritical and funny. I wouldn't call him a cheater in that instance but if you do, say he's a cheater that played well

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Old 11-27-2016, 07:25 PM   #35
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Bon Voyage Bjg Nipper
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:27 PM   #36
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Welp, back to the tea biz for now ...


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Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 117 of 760

Brian Hastings was just spotted standing and wishing his table luck before disappearing through the ropes, and a quick check on his former table saw Jessica Dawley stacking the last of his chips.

According to Dawley, both she and Hastings called a raise to 9,000 preflop, and the big blind joined to create four-way action. The flop came six-five-three with two spades, and Hastings was first to bet, leading for 20,000. Dawley raised to 67,000, and that folded the two players in the middle and put the decision back on Hastings.

“He said, ‘Send me home, Jess,'” Dawley relayed. Hastings moved all in over the top, and Dawley called, showing 3d3h for a set. Hastings’ had flopped top pair and a flush draw with Qs6s, but the 8h turn and 9h river failed to get him over the hump. He was eliminated, granting Dawley a big chip boost in the process.

Jessica Dawley – 530,000 (133 bb)
Brian Hastings – Eliminated
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:34 PM   #37
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I can't believe he lost 70% of his net worth. If I won that much money I would have ridden off into the sunset. I guess reckless risk taking is how he got the money in the first place though.

And laugh out loud at people who say that he cheated Isildur. Poker is a hustle full stop.

Whether you watch poker training videos, analyse your Hold Em manager Databases, contribute to poker forums or download hand histories you're doing so to gain an edge over your opponents in the hope of beating money out off them in the long term.

That's just the way it is. You can glamorise it all you want but at the end of the day when you profit it's at somebody else's expense.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:01 PM   #38
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Why has this mug got a website dedicated to himself


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Old 11-27-2016, 09:32 PM   #39
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I can't believe he lost 70% of his net worth. If I won that much money I would have ridden off into the sunset. I guess reckless risk taking is how he got the money in the first place though.

And laugh out loud at people who say that he cheated Isildur. Poker is a hustle full stop.

Whether you watch poker training videos, analyse your Hold Em manager Databases, contribute to poker forums or download hand histories you're doing so to gain an edge over your opponents in the hope of beating money out off them in the long term.

That's just the way it is. You can glamorise it all you want but at the end of the day when you profit it's at somebody else's expense.
Well said...he does sound like a d-bag though.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:08 PM   #40
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I can't believe he lost 70% of his net worth. If I won that much money I would have ridden off into the sunset. I guess reckless risk taking is how he got the money in the first place though.

And laugh out loud at people who say that he cheated Isildur. Poker is a hustle full stop.

Whether you watch poker training videos, analyse your Hold Em manager Databases, contribute to poker forums or download hand histories you're doing so to gain an edge over your opponents in the hope of beating money out off them in the long term.

That's just the way it is. You can glamorise it all you want but at the end of the day when you profit it's at somebody else's expense.
to lazy to look it up , where did you see he lost 70%? makes sense he got it in an hour of run good plo with a degen legend. i have some respect for anyone who plays that high though.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:22 PM   #41
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to lazy to look it up , where did you see he lost 70%? makes sense he got it in an hour of run good plo with a degen legend. i have some respect for anyone who plays that high though.
It's in Brian Hastings' blog. Someone started a thread on 2+2 and shared the link in the first post. Should be in NVG somewhere.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:04 AM   #42
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It's in Brian Hastings' blog. Someone started a thread on 2+2 and shared the link in the first post. Should be in NVG somewhere.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:05 AM   #43
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You're fine with buying datamined databases online too?

jfc, commenting on something that happened half a decade ago and still getting it wrong. Well done sir
LOL.. did you ever hear of pokertableratings? Guarantee 90%+ of all regs had a sub to that when it was rolling in it's prime.

It's a ****ing game of information and if your not pursuing every bit you can get then your costing yourself. Those people that slack move on and get "real" jobs.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:36 AM   #44
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i really hope he didn't post that blog as an indirect way to market his tea company
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:42 AM   #45
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to lazy to look it up , where did you see he lost 70%? makes sense he got it in an hour of run good plo with a degen legend. i have some respect for anyone who plays that high though.
somewhere in here.....

http://brianchastings.com/2016/11/wh...full-time-job/
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:50 AM   #46
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If you're going to take that approach, you still have to accept that it's going to tarnish your reputation and standing in the community. Most people feel the stress and burden of that social pressure. Apparently Brian is no exception.
Ya and I have no idea why he would care about what a bunch of dengenerate poker players and hack poker media members think..

Mmm I donno what there is too feel bad about at all.,, He is either just a pansy or he was pretending to care
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:14 AM   #47
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I am pretty sure alot the pros that "held his back" did it in silence. Not taking an official stance, that way they can still be in his vicinity. I mean, lets be honest here, knowing Hastings on a personal level or atleast being very friendly on skype means potential $. Either in pieces/%, or just the general knowledge he provides in sportsbetting, pokers, et al. He is a clever guy. It´s burning money to take moral high ground for the enjoyment of NVG and blast Hastings, it also wrecks your own reputation and makes other pro´s vary of you(since they know you didnt have your mouth shut) since most guys do shady stuff on different levels, be it multiaccounting, hand history purchases or ghosting. At some level most do some "shady"(not really shady) but in the eyes of the bust NVG-tard that pulls the pitchforks out it all is gonna be shady no matter what the crime as long as it is a successful pokerplayer that maybe is even ugly. Good luck that one.

So Hastings, I wouldnt put to much weight on that, although that doesn´t necessary mean what you did was that bad.

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Old 11-28-2016, 03:28 AM   #48
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also, after reading blog, not taking any consideration into what hes done and not done - guy seem to have zero natural douchebag repellent shield. Seems he gotten routinely taken advantage of. Not fun regardless of what you think of his character.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:31 AM   #49
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I can't believe he lost 70% of his net worth. If I won that much money I would have ridden off into the sunset. I guess reckless risk taking is how he got the money in the first place though.
Yeah you answered yourself here. It's like when people find out that Isildur won 6MM off of dwan and then lost it.
-"OMG 6 million I wouldve stopped playing and lived off of that"
-"With that attitude you don't stop after 6 million, you stop after 10k and never make it to 6 million"
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:19 AM   #50
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7 years since the battle? time is running...
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