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2012 WSOP: Brian Hastings Is A Gold Bracelet Winner!

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Posted on 08 June 2012 by "T".

After winning eight straight matches (Jason Mo in the final), Brian Hastings was the last man standing in Event #12: $10,000 buy-in Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em! For his victory, the 23-year-old American poker pro received his first WSOP gold bracelet and $371,498.

Even though $371k is a lot of money it's still peanuts compared to what Hastings has won online. For example: he won $4.18 million in a single session against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom a few years ago.

"I've had much bigger scores than this online," Hastings confided moments after his victory.  "But there's only one gold bracelet and this means more than the money to me."

WSOP Event #12 saw a field of 152 players and the top 32 finishers collected prize money. Below are the top 9 players:

1. Brian Hastings - $371,498
2. Jason Mo - $229,722
3. Brock Parker - $130,606
4. Tommy Chen - $130,606
5. Chris Moore - $56,380
6. Jeffrey Gross - $56,380
7. Andrew Robl - $56,380
8. Michael Drummond - $56,380
9. Vanessa Selbst - $20,674


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6 comments on "2012 WSOP: Brian Hastings Is A Gold Bracelet Winner!"

 Fakiry08/06/2012 10:49:32 GMT
Now Brian Hastings can join the profits he is making online - which are much bigger than the ones he is doing at this WSOP, even with this winning - to the honour of having a WSOP Gold Bracelet, which gives him prestige and turns him into a member of the restricted group of players who possess such thing!
 AA-Daelt-AA08/06/2012 17:49:05 GMT
Golden bracelet is more a symbol than the price he is attached to, except for the main event, side WSOP event usually dont change much of their winners bankroll.
 noonlion08/06/2012 22:24:47 GMT
Just goes to show that the WSOP although not offering huge prizes in comparison to online high stakes still attracts the big names due to the prestige of the bracelet, its a positive thing.

I think in the future theres a real worry that the WSOP will lose entrants but i don't think thats gonna be an issue.
 ayaraled09/06/2012 01:34:40 GMT
a gold bracelet is more thank money..
 pochui09/06/2012 12:10:41 GMT
so whats the hype about those bracelets anyway- sure you can ask a pro craftsman to make the exact copy of the bracelet for a fer grands- and you can wear one at the tables- just come up with the story for everyone- like you won a small event at the wsop few year ago- no one will check anyway
 Macubaas09/06/2012 17:11:40 GMT
This is actually a sursprise if you ask me, i mean i always knew that Hastings strong point is PLO, not HU NLHE!

Still, it's nice for him to hold a gold bracelet after all, it's such a big reward for a poker player Big Smile

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