Brian Townsend


Brian Townsend

Infobox poker player
firstname=Brian
lastname=Townsend
nickname=sbrugby, aba20, "Btown"



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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.' [ [http://www.worldpokertour.com/magazine/?x=detail&aID=496 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. [ [http://bigpoker.typepad.com/big_poker_blog/2007/07/brian-sbrugby-t.html 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=http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profiles/76032/brian-townsend.htm |title=PokerPages.com Brian Townsend Profile |accessdate=2008-03-18] and making a final table at a World Series of Poker circuit event. [cite web |url=http://www.pokerpages.com/tournament/result15015.htm |title=PokerPages.com 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=http://www.cardplayer.com/author/article/news/187/8502 |date= |accessdate=2008-03-18 ]

He is co-owner and lead instructor for Cardrunners.com, an online instructional website where he posts instructional videos and writes about his daily life and poker experiences in a blog. [ [http://www.cardrunners.com/members/crplayers.php Cardrunners.com 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=http://www.dailynexus.com/article.php?a=5027 |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=http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/brian-townsend |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". [ [http://www.pokernews.com/news/2008/08/brian-townsend-admits-multiaccounting.htm Pokernews.com: 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.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.cardrunners.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.compatiblepoker.com/Brian+Townsend.pro.htm Compatiblepoker.com profile]
* [http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profiles/76032/brian-townsend.htm Pokerpages.com profile]
* [http://pokeronamac.com/online-poker-pros/sbrugby/ Pokeronamac.com profile]


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