Brian Townsend

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Brian Townsend
Nickname(s) sbrugby, aba20, "Btown"
Residence Santa Barbara, California
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1

Brian Townsend is an American professional poker player. He graduated from the UC Santa Barbara and played Lock for UCSB's 2005 league championship rugby team.

Biography[edit]

Townsend is largely known for his success playing no limit hold 'em and pot-limit omaha at Full Tilt Poker, playing under the nickname 'sbrugby.'[1]

Townsend began playing online poker at $0.50/$1.00 blinds but gradually moved up in stakes, eventually becoming a regular player in some of the highest stakes games online.[2] By the mid to late 2000’s, Townsend was among the most highly respected professional online poker players in the world.[3] Townsend appeared on season 3 of GSN's High Stakes Poker.[4] He also appeared on NBC's Poker After Dark and won $120,000 by beating Doyle Brunson heads up. After considerable success in playing electrifyingly high-stakes games, he was featured on the front cover of the August/September 2007 issue of Cardplayer Magazine and November 2008 issue of Inside Poker.

Although better known to be a heads up and short handed specialist online, Townsend has participated in several live tournaments, including an in the money finish at a World Poker Tour no limit hold 'em event,[5] and making a final table at a World Series of Poker circuit event.[6] In 2014, Brian Townsend played at the World Series of Poker (for the first time since 2011) and finished 170th out of 6,683 players for a $44,728 payday.[7] His total live tournament winnings exceed $230,000.[5]

Since Black Friday Brian has spent less time playing live tournaments, and more time playing online.[3] He prefers playing online poker, over the limelight of live tournaments.[8] The flexibility of online poker games allows him to have a balanced lifestyle with lots of exercise and time with his dog (Maybe). He regularly participates in road running races and triathlons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Official World Poker Tour Magazine Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Brian "sbrugby" Townsend Interviewed on Rounders". typepad.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Brian Townsend On Day 2 of 2014 WSOP Razz $10,000 Championship - Poker News Video". cardplayer.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Card Player Magazine article". Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  5. ^ a b "PokerPages.com Brian Townsend Profile". Archived from the original on 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  6. ^ "PokerPages.com tournament results". Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Brian Townsend Returns from WSOP Hiatus for Deep Main Event Run". pokerlistings.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Brian Townsend. Poker Player". pokerplayer365.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 

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