They say that as long as you continue playing poker, you’ll eventually hit a run worse then you ever thought possible. Brian Townsend is no exception. In his latest blog entry he confesses to having a $3,000,000 downswing
Brian Townsend plays in the $40,000 buy-in NL and PLO games on Full Tilt Poker and up to $100,000 NL and PLO live. A $3,000,000 downswing is of course huge, but not unthinkable at the stakes he’s playing these days. It’s equivalent to about 40 buy-ins.
He plans to take a few weeks off if the downswing continues, but he’s confident that he’ll make a comeback. However, cards have no memory, so just because he hit a large downswing doesn’t make him any more likely to rebound.
Brian Townsend is a really smart poker player and I find it hard to believe that he’ll let himself go broke. You might not see him playing $40,000 heads up cash games on Full Tilt Poker with Phil Ivey for a while though.