Brian Townsend is 2010’s Biggest Poker Loser
The stats are in and it’s now official – Brian Townsend is the biggest loser of 2010.
The former CardRunners.com instructor was one of 2009’s biggest winners as he raked in over $2.4 million, but he wasted no time in donating all of that money back to the poker community this year as he ran two online accounts deep into the red.
The first of these was his Brian Townsend Red Pro account on Full Tilt, which he quickly lost $300k on in January alone. Unfortunately, the losses continued to escalate and by May he’d drop $2.5 million and decided to ditch the account and start over.
Reverting to his more traditional “sbrugby” handle, Townsend was hoping for a resurgence in the summer, but things got even worse from June to October as the pro dropped a further $1.6 million before opting to sit out the last two months of the year.
The cumulative arrears for Townsend’s year, therefore, stand at over -$4 million, putting him twice as far in the red as the year’s second biggest loser, Ilari Sahamies, who finished 2010 down $2 million in his worst ever year playing high stakes poker.
As much of a disaster as 2010 was for Townsend, they say that form is temporary and class is permanent – so you can rest assured that the pro will be back, rejuvenated, reloaded and ready to go later in the year.