Starting tomorrow, players from Spain will be able to play real money poker on PokerStars.es.  The process of togel Singapore obtaining a Spanish gaming license has been long in the works, yet it almost all fell apart last month.  PokerStars nearly lost this license due to their recent talks of bailing out former online poker giant FullTilt Poker. With having to pay fees and taxes associated with the Spanish license, some wondered if Stars had enough cash to handle both deals.

 

Players got the answer Monday, as PokerStars announced on their blog they will be launching PokerStars.es tomorrow, June 5th.  President of Licensed Markets, Gino Appioti, appears quite happy with the deal, stating “Spain is a very important poker market and features some of the best players in the world”.   There is little doubt this agreement will bring a lot more traffic to PokerStars. As the world’s largest poker room, they have already cornered much of the Canadian, Italian, and French market. Those expecting some easy money from Spaniards might want to think that position, PokerStars  Spanish Team Pro member Juan Manuel claims “Spain is home to some of the best poker players in the world”.

 

The Spanish license adds to their many different poker agreements, including those in Italy, France, Denmark, Malta, Estonia, Belgium, and their home country, the Isle of Man.

 

Brian Hastings Wins WSOP Event #12 the 10k Heads Up

 

Brian Hastings, one of the first coaches of CardRunners, has one his first W.S.O.P. bracelet in the $10k No Limit Texas Hold’em Heads Up Event. Hastings, a well known nosebleed pro, bested a field of 152 established online and live pros to win Event #12, the bracelet, as well as over $370k. The field included notables such as Isildur1, Antonio Esfandiari, Isaac Haxton, Sam Trinkett, as well as FlopTurnRiver’s very own Richard “Nutsinho” Lyndaker, and Danny Steinberg. Both of which finished in the money for $10.9k.

 

Brian Hastings is mostly known for his coaching at CardRunners as well as beating Isildur1 heads up in an epic two day match that netted Hastings over $5.6m. His videos may be found at CardRunners.com which requires a subscription to view and mostly focus on tuning six max no limit hold em and six max pot limit omaha skills. Hastings has appeared on NBC’s Poker After Dark in the show’s first pot limit omaha cash game.

 

The final heads up match ended with Brian Hastings shoving Ah4h on the button with small effective stacks and getting called by Jason Mo’s Qd9s. With the board running out AsJs8c Mo would need a ten, running flush cards or running two pair or trips to survive. On the turn Mo caught a Qc which gave him a five more outs but the river was the 7c giving Hastings the win and the bracelet. Jason Mo won $229k for his efforts but we’re all sure he’d much rather have the win and the bracelet. Congrats to both players on a fantastic run in Event #12 and a special congratulations to Brian Hastings the winner of the tournament.