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Old 12-01-2016, 08:29 PM   #151
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Re: Brian Hastings is retiring from poker

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That's not really sarcasm though, because he wouldn't want people to know that he has no intention of ever giving the $ to charity. He wants people to think he's a reasonable guy trying to come up with a fair compromise, when in fact the opposite is true, so it's not sarcasm so much as it is just deception.
Making a mockery of something isn't sarcasm?

You seem to be very invested in this so I'm going to let you have it either way. Hope you can find some sort of resolution to your outstanding resentments.
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:44 PM   #152
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So we should shame him like a rapist for the rest of his life because of some naive decisions/reactions???
Naive decisions? He set out to cheat and did so. As I mentioned earlier, I have no problems with the Isildur stuff but the paying back and Noel Hayes stuff is far far far from naive.

Naive reactions? He's an adult and he shouldn't be such a d-bag. For such a great poker player he sure does lack a great deal of logic in life.

Shamed like a rapist? GTFO. He deserves some heat for being an ******* and a cheater. He doesn't deserve to die or be raped or whatever the **** you think is happening here.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:49 PM   #153
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So we should shame him like a rapist for the rest of his life because of some naive decisions/reactions??? He seems like a well intentioned nice person who wants the best for others.

It's funny to me how some people would see it this way. Hoagie boy is the kinda guy who'd deceive someone in a heart beat to serve his own interests.

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He has an incredible work ethic.
Ok you clearly have a warped perception of the world
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:53 PM   #154
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Your all Moths! Attracted to the wonderful shining light of legitimacy.


Aka Brian Hastings
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:50 PM   #155
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NH, WP, GG. +2 points for being a Cincinattian as well.

Also, Hastings is a boss. Still hilarious that a guy who also played from the states was trying to burn him at the stake because he is a HS fish.
TYTY.

If you didnít notice, G-TEA-O is a pun on GTO, something we are in dire need of these days.
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:05 PM   #156
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Could you imagine this?

Worker: Hey Brian I didnt get paid for working last Tuesday. Would you mind looking at my timesheet?

Brian: Yahhhh...well...why dont you pick a charity and I'll donate it to that. LOL that's cool right? I'm just trying to grow the business and you're not a good enough person for the money I just conned out of you lol. Catch me on ACR if you want your money.
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:29 PM   #157
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Naive decisions? He set out to cheat and did so. As I mentioned earlier, I have no problems with the Isildur stuff but the paying back and Noel Hayes stuff is far far far from naive.

Naive reactions? He's an adult and he shouldn't be such a d-bag. For such a great poker player he sure does lack a great deal of logic in life.

Shamed like a rapist? GTFO. He deserves some heat for being an ******* and a cheater. He doesn't deserve to die or be raped or whatever the **** you think is happening here.
Didn't expect that reference to be taken quite so literally. My point was the piling on is excessive considering the transgression. In large part because he's been getting harassed about the isildur match for years (which was nothing) and painted black by part of NVG bc of it. At what point should he be allowed to move on? There is no consensus about how to handle this correctly as far as $ is concerned.

He's already taken a ****load of heat for the Noel incident (compounded bc of people groveling about isildur). I agree the way he used Noel's image was a bad unethical decision. This has been admitted & he's done more than most to try and make amends. Imo he doesn't owe a direct $ for $ reimbursement to opponents. It's something to get pissed about but doesn't disqualify prior betting actions. Playing against a misrepresented SN is an inherent risk of online poker that everyone playing those stakes understood before they sat down.

We could debate the semantics of playing online from the US post Black Friday at different stakes. Regardless, there's a big difference between his behavior within the game and someone like harrington25 (or even the Dang brothers, looking back what they did would be considered incredibly fked up today... no one cared so much bc of how the sites selectively enforced their T & C regarding multiple accounts... that set poor precedent & created a gray area that should have never existed). Based on the intensity and verbiage of the responses here it seems like BH is being grouped in a similar category as someone like Bleznik.

If you don't like his attitude that's fine. I don't agree with all of Brian's perspectives. However, considering my view of the "high stakes community" (not really positive or negative) I think a lot of his sentiments are logical based on the life he's lived (cutthroat Mano a mano competition on a daily basis, HS poker is intense if you want to stay there). I think he's a genuinely good person at his core. This is based on his CR vids, 2+2 posts (for a long time he was a very valuable poster... one of the most accessible and helpful top players that posted here) and playing at the tables. I've always found him to be respectful and more than willing to help other people. I like that.

Hope that clarifies things a bit.

As far as the dude who said I have a warped view of the world, I just don't know how to respond. Not sure what you're getting at.. Maybe??

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Old 12-02-2016, 12:18 AM   #158
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Why is narcissism so rampet in the poker world? Why do these guys always have to announce their "retirement." You play a card game and make money leeching off degenerate gambling addicts, it's not the NFL.
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Old 12-02-2016, 02:48 AM   #159
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Propose an edit to headline:

Brian Hastings will be retiring from poker, as far as we know
how about

"brian hastings retiring from poker moving on to Teabagging business"

wait he pretty much did that to many players already w the MA fiasco.
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:15 AM   #160
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how about

"brian hastings retiring from poker moving on to Teabagging business"

wait he pretty much did that to many players already w the MA fiasco.
Those cardrunners bunch always seemed a bit too close as well.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:32 AM   #161
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So he felt guilty about people who believe they were done wrong and decided to pay them back but never admits he did anything wrong? Good riddance dude.
read the blog entry linked in OP or like 10 other things I've posted publicly in the last year..........
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:42 AM   #162
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Brian "Stinger88" Hastings is a multiaccounting cheater on top of being a bizarrely disturbed individual

He cheated me and others on the NoelHayes account and his petulance is such that anyone who calls him out is suddenly ineligible for restitution

Oh the little baby is done and needs to 'retire'?

Don't let the screen door hit ya where the good door split ya, you weirdo piece of ****
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:19 AM   #163
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"Listen, if you can't spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table then you ARE the sucker."
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:25 AM   #164
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Bumhunting grinders ITT complain about being bumhunted. How many guys used to create new accounts on FTP praying that somebody thought it was Guys for a few hands of cheap action? Haters gonna hate.

Serious question. Does anybody actually believe that Stinger did anything worse than the Dang brothers?
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:06 PM   #165
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Good luck with the company but if you retired how are you calling out people to play you on ACR?
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:34 PM   #166
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Hastings is such a loser. I remember he used to appear when Viktor Blom had been playing for 20 hours straight to milk him. Sure it's +EV but still scummy.
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:05 PM   #167
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my only hope is he will play me on some multiaccount and i can crush him in the future
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:14 PM   #168
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Nothing tilts me more than the obvious grunching itt
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:45 AM   #169
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Brian "Stinger88" Hastings is a multiaccounting cheater on top of being a bizarrely disturbed individual

He cheated me and others on the NoelHayes account and his petulance is such that anyone who calls him out is suddenly ineligible for restitution

Oh the little baby is done and needs to 'retire'?

Don't let the screen door hit ya where the good door split ya, you weirdo piece of ****
You seem mad.
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:46 AM   #170
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Brian "Stinger88" Hastings is a multiaccounting cheater on top of being a bizarrely disturbed individual

He cheated me and others on the NoelHayes account and his petulance is such that anyone who calls him out is suddenly ineligible for restitution

Oh the little baby is done and needs to 'retire'?

Don't let the screen door hit ya where the good door split ya, you weirdo piece of ****
that lie detector offer is still on the table a year and a half later. wonder why you declined

also I'd happily lay odds in any poker game but doubt you have the money or backers. let me know though!
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:47 AM   #171
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my only hope is he will play me on some multiaccount and i can crush him in the future
not happening. do u play on ACR or live in USA?
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:35 AM   #172
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:52 AM   #173
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Brian "Stinger88" Hastings is a multiaccounting cheater on top of being a bizarrely disturbed individual

He cheated me and others on the NoelHayes account and his petulance is such that anyone who calls him out is suddenly ineligible for restitution

Oh the little baby is done and needs to 'retire'?

Don't let the screen door hit ya where the good door split ya, you weirdo piece of ****
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:30 AM   #174
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The hate he gets for acquiring hand histories and taking Isildur1 down in 2009 is just pure jealousy from isildurs fanboys,who understandably wanted to see him continue to crush all comers.
Buying hand histories was v.common for most players and to think this wouldn't happen in the biggest games ever on the internet is ridiculous.
The biggest mistake he made was mentioning it.
I agree the NoelHayes situation was scummy,but the vitriol the guy receives is primarily due to him destroying Isildur when he was at his peak on FTP.
GL in the future Brian.
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:09 AM   #175
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The hate he gets for acquiring hand histories and taking Isildur1 down in 2009 is just pure jealousy from isildurs fanboys,who understandably wanted to see him continue to crush all comers.
Buying hand histories was v.common for most players and to think this wouldn't happen in the biggest games ever on the internet is ridiculous.
The biggest mistake he made was mentioning it.
I agree the NoelHayes situation was scummy,but the vitriol the guy receives is primarily due to him destroying Isildur when he was at his peak on FTP.
GL in the future Brian.
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