Online Poker Poker Poker Pros — 11 December 2009

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Brain Hastings recently took down Isildur1 for the tune of about $4 million in a single session which could quite possibly be the largest single win in a cash game in online poker history. Rather than crowing about his good fortunes Brian writes an extremely classy, humble, and motivational blog post about how he got to where he is today and what it took for him to have such an amazing run at Isildur1.

Although we are adults gambling with our money and know the risks, I do feel bad for Isildur to a point. Last year I had a 1.4m downswing at 500/1k taking 100% of my action (unbelievably stupid), so I’ve been there. He’s a talented player and I hope he rebounds and I think he will. Maybe this blog entry will even help him. I hope it helps someone, because it’s taken an awful long time to write and I’m supposed to be studying for finals right now…

Go give the post a read. If you’re struggling as a player or even if you want to see how a class act conducts himself give Brian’s blog a read.

Ship It Holla Ballas!

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Bill Rini has been working in the online poker industry since 2004. He was a product manager for poker at Full Tilt and was the poker room manager at PartyPoker. Currently, Bill is the Head of Online Poker for WSOP.   Bill has been blogging about online poker since 2003 and is considered one of the leading authorities on the online poker industry.   "I like What Bill Rini said in his blog" - Doyle Brunson   "In other news, we had Bill Rini write an absolutely home run blog." Daniel Negreanu   "Industry insider Bill Rini has one of the most popular blogs in poker, with thousands of subscribers and fans regularly coming back for his universally respected insight into the industry" - Barry Carter (News editor for PokerStrategy, Co-Author: The Mental Game of Poker)

(3) Readers Comments

  1. This was one of the suggested entries to read after I read your nice review of Tri’s new book.

    But this entry, this is quite a fun read in hindsight, isn’t it?

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  3. awesome link. We should all be as much of a class act as this guy. I wonder if the tone would be different if he was on the losing side of that 4 mil, or even if he had only won about 600k instead of the whole roll.

    either way he makes excellent points and should be commended for his actions. Thanks for doing so!