brian rast - World of poker series winner
2014 July 22nd interview with Poker Champion Brian Rast by Stephen Jacobs, JacobsLadderShow.com. Brian has two World Series of Poker bracelets, both of them won at the 2011 World Series of Poker. His first was in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event where he earned $227,232 after he defeated poker professional Allen Kessler heads-up.
His second was in the $50,000 Player's Championship, the highest buy-in event that awards second highest prize money of $1,720,328 (behind the Main Event), also award is the David "Chip" Reese memorial trophy and what was described by Andrew Feldman of ESPN as "the most prestigious bracelet of the Series". The Player's Championship started out with a field of 128 players and after four days of play in a mixed game format known as 8-Game, the format was switch to No-Limit Texas Hold'em on the fifth day when the final table of eight was set with following noted poker professionals and where they finished: Ben Lamb (8th), Scott Seiver (7th), Poker Stars Pro and Super Nova Elite George Lind (6th), Matt Glantz (5th), Owais Ahmed (4th) and Minh Ly (3rd).