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Hastings Stings Opponents for $250k
Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings was nearly unbeatable last night as he amassed $250,688 in profit on PokerStars.
Hastings, who is yet another of the U.S. poker refugees in Vancouver, has been on a serious tear over the last week and is now up nearly $400k in seven days.
Last night the CardRunners instructor focused primarily on the $50/$100 6-Max PLO games and recorded 1,988 hands against the likes of socutiesf, VietRussian, RainyLiksBoy, Ilari FIN and Benny “toweliestar” Spindler.
Hastings seemed to be on another level last night as he eventually stacked his way to a quarter million in profit.
The U.S.-born pro is now up to $511k in 2011 and his decision to move to Canada to play online poker is looking better every day.
There were plenty of big name winners last night as Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies won $167k and fellow Finn Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen took down $96k.
Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery (+$64k) and micha3096 (+$74k) rounded out the top five biggest winners.
The top five losers were not nearly as well known last night although established online pro VietRussian took the worst of it, losing a total of $120k.
The losing column also claimed gaboka1 (-$80k), Lance84 (-$74k), machado28 (-$70k) and takechip (-$56k).
It’s worth noting the high stakes games on PokerStars are rapidly approaching the size of the classic nosebleed games on Full Tilt Poker prior to Black Friday.
The primary difference between the two is that on Full Tilt it was the $200/$400 PLO games that generated most of the action while on PokerStars we’re seeing some huge sessions at $50/$100 stakes.
Despite the smaller stakes were starting to see players book winning sessions where they walk away with several hundred thousand dollars.
Check below for a couple key hands from the Hastings' session. For more information on the high stakes action from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.