Brian Townsend

Brian Townsend

Infobox poker player
nickname=sbrugby, aba20, "Btown"

hometown=Santa Barbara, California
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Brian Townsend is an American professional poker player, currently residing in Santa Barbara, California.

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.' [ [ The Official World Poker Tour Magazine] ] 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. [ [ Rounder Poker Show radio interview] ] . He posts regularly on Two Plus Two Publishing forums under the name aba20. Although better known to be a heads up and short handed specialist online, he has participated in several live tournaments, including an in the money finish at a World Poker Tour no limit hold 'em event,cite web |url= | Brian Townsend Profile |accessdate=2008-03-18] and making a final table at a World Series of Poker circuit event. [cite web |url= | tournament results |accessdate=2008-03-18] His total live tournament winnings exceed $35,000. ]

He appeared on season 3 of GSN's High Stakes Poker. [cite news |first= |last= |title=Card Player Magazine article |url= |date= |accessdate=2008-03-18 ]

He is co-owner and lead instructor for, an online instructional website where he posts instructional videos and writes about his daily life and poker experiences in a blog. [ [ profile] ]

He is featured on the front cover of the August/September 2007 issue of Cardplayer Magazine.

He played Lock for UCSB's 2003 league championship rugby team. [cite news |first=Alexis |last=Lykissas|title=Men’s Rugby: Sweet-Sour Season Ends for SB |url= |work=Daily Nexus|accessdate=2008-03-18]

Townsend appeared on NBC's Poker After Dark and won beating Doyle Brunson heads up. He won the 120,000 thousand cash prize.

He became a pro at Full Tilt Poker, playing under his real name Brian Townsend in March 2008. [cite web |url= |title=Brian Townsend Full Tilt Poker profile |accessdate=2008-03-18 |format= |work= ] In August 2008, Townsend was found to be violating Full Tilt's terms of service by playing under multiple account names, "multiaccounting". [ [ Brian Townsend Admits to Multiaccounting] ] Townsend was suspended for six months as a Full Tilt professional player. Townsend has issued an apology and has also admitted to having multiaccounted on PokerStars.


External links

* [ Official site]
* [ profile]
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