It's not only poker companies that are leaving the U.S. market after Black Friday, also many online pros have decided to leave the country. Brian Hastings, who won $4 million against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom in a single session in December 2009, is one of these players. In Hastings blog, one can read that he's getting more and more into live poker but that he still wants to make a short-term move Canada in order to play some high stakes poker online.
"Now, the question I'm asking myself is what my next move is. Despite my newfound liking of live poker, I really don't like Vegas and just can't imagine spending any more time there than the WSOP and a few shorter trips during tourneys or whatnot. I think my earn potential is still highest online unless I can get into some really good and big live games regularly, and as that seems somewhat unlikely, I'm leaning toward a short term move to Canada (at least until it gets too cold," Brian Hastings writes in his blog.
Let's hope that Hastings won't repeat Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, 2010's biggest winner online, mistake to not apply for a visa before heading to Canada. Incase you didn't hear that story, we can inform you that Cates had to turn around at the border after hours of traveling.