Brian Townsend Skips 2 WSOPs, Returns to Make Deep Main Event Run

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Published on 12 July 2014 by Pokerlistings 394

Brian "sbrugby" Townsend is a legend in the high-stakes online poker world but he's been conspicuously absent from the World Series of Poker for the last couple years. He hasn't played the WSOP since 2011 but he chose the perfect time to make a comeback since he's managed to make a deep run in the $10,000 Main Event. Townsend tells PokerListings.com about how his approach to poker has changed since 2011, as well as the incredible 250 kilometer ultra-marathon he ran in the Sahara Desert. “Since Black Friday I've had to change my mentality on poker in a lot of ways," said Townsend. "When I started out I used to just play and kind of go by feel and what my intuition and my gut told me to do. Over the last eight years of playing poker I've really developed into making decisions based on what my cards are telling me to do.” “I say to myself, 'Let the cards speak to you.' It's my silly saying to help me play more based on what I perceive to be an optimal strategy for the hand I have.” Check out the full Brian Townsend video interview and keep watching for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.