$tinger 88 Strikes for $79k

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Brian "$tinger 88" Hastings

Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings seems to be adjusting to his new life in Vancouver as he pulled down $79k in the high stakes games this weekend.

Hastings moved to Canada earlier this month so that he could play online poker but he had a rocky start in his newfound home.

Over the first two weeks of action Hastings lost over $100k and there’s a good chance he was having second thoughts about his relocation. 

He stormed back over the weekend, however, recording a scant 281 hands of $50/$100 6-Max PLO but winning nearly $80k.

Hastings is now up about $50k since moving to Vancouver and is riding a $223k profit on PokerStars in 2011.

The CardRunners instructor was not the biggest winner over the weekend as former pro Warcraft 3 player Davin “mTw-DaviN” Georgi played 6,601 hands and won $132k.

There have been plenty of swings for Georgi this year but he’s currently up $314k on PokerStars in 2011.

Also making it into the top five biggest winners were socutiesf (+$125k), cpf123.com (+$106k) and alexeimartov (+$79k).

Online player The Liar was the biggest loser as he dropped $137k over 6,412 hands but Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond was certainly the biggest name to lose big.

Galfond played 7,452 hands over the weekend but lost a total of $106k. Another U.S. refugee in Vancouver, Galfond got off to a hot start upon his initial arrival in Canada but then went into an extended downswing.

The Maryland-native peaked at nearly $500k in profit last month but is now down to just $55k.

Thecortster (-$89k), PiS.ToTo (-$82k) and WhySoSrsSon (-$81k) filled out the rest of the top five losers list over the weekend.

For more information on the high stakes action from this weekend be sure to check our online poker stats section.

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